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Bladder pain syndrome

Blad­der pain syn­drome (also known as inter­sti­tial cys­ti­tis and painful blad­der syn­drome) results in pelvic pain, often made worse when the blad­der is full. It may mean peo­ple have to emp­ty their blad­der very often and wake dur­ing the night to go to the toi­let. They can expe­ri­ence the strong urge to emp­ty the blad­der, often with sig­nif­i­cant dis­com­fort or pain, and find it dif­fi­cult to wait to go to the toi­let. It main­ly affects women. Dr Shona Brown explains more in this leaflet.

Fur­ther infor­ma­tion and help


An award from The Women’s Fund for Scot­land has allowed us to pro­duce the fol­low­ing resources:

Dr Shona Brown is clin­i­cal psy­chol­o­gist with EXPPECT, NHS Lothian’s mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary pelvic pain service.