The Link Between Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Interstitial Cystitis

Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a painful inflammatory condition that affects the bladder. Patients with IC may first visit a urologist because they experience frequent, painful urination and pelvic pressure. However, a urologist may also need to treat IC patients for pelvic floor dysfunction.

As you’ll learn by watching this video, patients with IC have a higher risk of developing pelvic floor dysfunction. In these patients, the pelvic floor muscles are too tense, leading to symptoms such as muscle spasms, pain during intercourse, and constipation.

At Urology Associates, P.C., you’ll find compassionate care for interstitial cystitis , pelvic floor dysfunction, and similar health problems such as sexual dysfunction. Call (855) 901-1338 and let our urology team in Nashville know how we can help you reclaim your health.