New study demonstrates the link between endometriosis and a subsequent diagnosis of bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis (BPS/IC). The study is published in the journal Neurology & Urodynamics.
‘The risk for developing BPS/IC was 4.4 times higher for individuals with endometriosis compared to controls.’
BPS/IC is a chronic pain syndrome of unknown etiology and its successful treatment has been a challenge.
“BPS/IC affects the quality of life of patients, and early detection and intervention might lead to better treatment results,” said co-author Dr. Shiu-Dong Chung, of Far Eastern Memorial Hospital and Yuan-Ze University, in Taiwan. “This study reminds patients and physicians that endometriosis might be associated with BPS/IC.”