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Painful Bladder Syndrome Treatment

Painful Bladder Syndrome Treatment

Hydrodistention of the bladder

Hydrodistention of the bladder is a technique for diagnosing painful bladder syndrome. Usually performed under general anesthesia, the procedure involves filling the bladder with water, saline or a glycine solution in order to stretch the bladder walls. When the fluid is removed, patients with painful bladder syndrome will develop small points of bleeding under the walls of their bladder. In rare cases, hydrodistention can be used as a treatment for the symptoms of painful bladder syndrome, though it is primarily used to diagnose the condition.

Temple's urologists are highly experienced in diagnosing and treating painful bladder syndrome.

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