Interventional treatments for Bladder Pain / Interstitial Cystitis
Bladder Botox Injections and Sacral Neuromodulation
Recently, both have been used with successful results in patients with Bladder Pain Syndrome / Interstitial Cystitis. Talk to your specialist if you think these treatments may be appropriate for you.
This is a drastic last measure for patients where all other treatments have failed and who have terrible bladder symptoms. The bladder is removed and the ureters (the tubes from the kidneys to the bladder) are routed directly to the outside of your body.
A section of the intestine is used to drain the urine into a bag worn on the tummy.