Painful bladder syndrome (PBS) is a common disease presenting with chronic pelvic pain and discomfort with at least one urinary symptom with no identifiable cause. The etiology is still unknown, and the medi-cation has limited effects on pelvic pain or other urinary symptoms. This article presents advanced insight regarding the approach to PBS, par-ticularly pelvic pain for primary care practitioners and patients. We sug-gest six tips for medical staff and suspected patients for easy diagnosis and proper treatment of pelvic pain. These six tips cover: Self-aware-ness of the disease; immediate urine culture test; specifying the location of pain urinary incontinence; frequency, or urgency without functional disorder of an overactive bladder helpful dietary control; complementa-ry, and alternative medicine, and finding an expert. These tips might be helpful in advancing the schematic approach and in achieving better prognosis of PBS. Further study should be conducted to achieve better treatment for this disease, including development of a definitive test and diagnosis.
THE IMPORTANCE OF CLEAR COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE PATIENT AND THE DOCTOR: SIX TIPS FOR EASY DIAGNOSIS AND PROPER TREATMENT FOR PELVIC PAIN IN PBS
TREATMENT OF PELVIC PAIN IN PBS: THE MEDICATION HAS LIMITED EFFECTS ON PELVIC PAIN OR OTHER URINARY SYMPTOMS
TREATMENT OF PELVIC PAIN IN PBS: PHYSICAL THERAPY
TREATMENT OF PELVIC PAIN IN PBS: FOOD THERAPY