Interstitial Cystitis (Painful Bladder Syndrome)
Interstitial cystitis, a painful bladder syndrome, mostly affects women. It is a recurring syndrome that causes bladder pressure and pain and frequent painful urination. The symptoms resemble the signs of a urinary tract infection, but urine cultures usually show no bacteria. There is no single known treatment for interstitial cystitis, so you might need to try several combinations of treatment to find what works for your symptoms.