Additional Condition Information
Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a chronic condition characterized by a feeling of intense pain and pressure in the bladder. For this reason, it is also known as bladder pain syndrome (BPS). In addition to chronic pain, the patient usually suffers from other symptoms as well.
The term Overactive Bladder (OAB) is used to refer to a number of urinary symptoms, the most common being a near-constant urge to pass urine. This urge can be sudden and uncontrolled, requiring multiple and frequent trips to the toilet. You may feel as if urinating ‘cannot wait,’ and there may or may not be associated urinary leakage.
Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate gland, a walnut-sized organ present in men. Inflammation is the body’s immune response to any pathogen that attacks it. The body recruits the immune cells at the site of invasion through the bloodstream and starts a destructive process to clear out the pathogen. This may also cause harm to surrounding normal body tissues.
Urinary incontinence, simply known as loss of control over the bladder, is a medical problem in which there is a sudden involuntary leakage of urine. The basic pathology is the loss of control over the urinary sphincter or bladder that leads to unconscious and involuntary urine leakage.
Urinary incontinence is when you lose voluntary control of the urinary bladder and pass some urine involuntarily. It is an embarrassing condition that affects the quality of your life. Urinary incontinence not only has physical implications, but also affects your social life. There are many types of this condition with different underlying causes.
When any pathogen (bacteria, viruses, etc.) invades a urinary tract organ, it is termed as urinary tract infection (UTI). Inflammation is the body’s natural reaction to all foreign particles identified as harmful. This results in immune cells destroying the pathogens and saving the organs from their damaging effects. This also has some effects on healthy cells of the body, which explains symptoms like pain and fever.