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How is interstitial cystitis related to painful intercourse treated?

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Cystoscopy, a procedure to look inside the bladder, can stretch the bladder wall and often works to clear the condition. Other treatments include amitriptyline, nifedipine, Elmiron, or other prescription drugs. Other options include bladder washings with dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) or other agents or transcutaneous electric stimulation (TENS) and acupuncture.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 6, 2019
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