UGCSF Patient Shares Her Experience with Interstitial Cystitis

A patient of the Urogynecology Center of San Francisco recently detailed her experience with interstitial cystitis and how she is feeling post-diagnosis after trying a few different treatment plans.

You can view the patients’ blog post here.

We invite patients to learn more about interstitial cystitis, including how the condition differs from a urinary tract infection (UTI) here.

One thing the above conditions, and in fact many female-driven reproductive conditions have in common is that women will withhold from seeking care even though their daily routine is often disrupted. As in the case of the UGCSF patient who blogged about her experience, once these women see a specialist like Dr. Wittenberg, they realize they’ve been suffering from unpleasant symptoms for years when treatment was possible all along.

Each individual case is different, so it is up to a urogynecologist to determine your diagnosis and suggest a treatment plan. Sometimes, only simple exercise and lifestyle changes are needed to relieve symptoms that have previously interrupted school, work, etc. For others, medication and surgical options are available.

Contact the Urogynecology Center of San Francisco to discuss your symptoms, concerns or to make an appointment today.