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Prevalence of pelvic floor dysfunction in patients with interstitial cystitis.
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PMID:  17656199     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the prevalence of pelvic floor dysfunction in women with interstitial cystitis (IC). METHODS: Women with IC and pelvic pain were referred to the Beaumont Women's Initiative for Pelvic Pain and Sexual Health program. A comprehensive patient history and pelvic examination were completed by a certified women's health nurse practitioner. RESULTS: Seventy women with a mean age of 45 years were evaluated. Of these 70 women 87% had levator pain consistent with pelvic floor dysfunction. The mean levator pain score was 4.48 out of 10. Nearly two thirds of these women (64%) had their pain for 5 years or more, whereas one quarter (24%) had their pain for 1 to 3 years. Half of the women reported irritable bowel syndrome, and more than one third (36%) reported urge urinary incontinence. CONCLUSIONS: Women with IC may have pelvic floor dysfunction, as noted in this population in which 87% had levator pain upon examination. If pelvic floor dysfunction is diagnosed in IC patients, then therapy targeting the pelvic floor musculature may be considered as part of a multimodality approach to treating IC.
Kenneth M Peters; Donna J Carrico; Scott E Kalinowski; Ibrahim A Ibrahim; Ananias C Diokno
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Urology     Volume:  70     ISSN:  1527-9995     ISO Abbreviation:  Urology     Publication Date:  2007 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-27     Completed Date:  2007-08-21     Revised Date:  2008-07-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0366151     Medline TA:  Urology     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  16-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ministrelli Program for Urology Research and Education, Department of Urology, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan 48073, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cystitis, Interstitial / complications*
Middle Aged
Pelvic Floor / physiopathology*
Comment In:
Urology. 2008 Jun;71(6):1231-2; author reply 1232   [PMID:  18355898 ]

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