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Bladder Pain


OB/GYN located in Newport Beach, CA & Irvine, CA

Not knowing what’s causing your bladder pain can be unnerving, and you might be unsure where to turn next. At OBGYN CARE in Newport Beach and Irvine, California, Catalin Marinescu, MD, FACOG works hard to get to the root cause of your bladder pain and determine the best ways to treat it. Whether you need lifestyle changes, effective medications, or surgery, the empathic health professionals offer unwavering medical support and care. Don’t just hope your bladder pain will subside. Call OBGYN CARE or book via the web to get care that leads to relief.

Bladder Pain Q & A

What causes bladder pain?

Your bladder is a hollow organ in your lower abdomen that holds urine until it’s time to release it.

Bladder pain can vary in severity and have a number of causes, such as:

  • Cystitis — bladder inflammation, typically due to infection
  • Urinary incontinence — loss of bladder control
  • Overactive bladder — where the bladder leaks or squeezes out urine at the wrong time
  • Interstitial cystitis — a chronic condition causing bladder pain and frequent, urgent urination
  • Bladder stones
  • Bladder cancer and abnormal bladder growths
  • Chlamydia infection of the urethra 

Bladder pain is also common in women with endometriosis, a gynecologic condition where the tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside the uterus.

If you have bladder pain, you might also have other problematic symptoms, such as a frequent urge to urinate, needing to get up to go to the bathroom at night (nocturia), and pain with intercourse.

When should I see a doctor about my bladder pain?

If you’re experiencing persistent bladder pain that’s negatively affecting your daily life, or if you simply have concerns or questions about your urinary health, you can visit OBGYN CARE for a comprehensive evaluation and treatment.

How is bladder pain treated?

How your bladder pain is treated depends on what’s causing it, your general health, and other factors. Dr. Marinescu or Dr. Baker might suggest various treatments to diminish or alleviate your bladder pain, such as:

  • Healthy lifestyle changes, such as stress and sleep management and a nutrient-dense diet
  • Staying hydrated, but avoiding drinking too much water
  • Medications, such as anti-inflammatories, nerve pain medications, and muscle relaxants 

In some cases, your provider might suggest a cystoscopy procedure that can be used to diagnose or treat bladder pain. With a cystoscopy, Dr. Marinescu or Dr. Baker inserts a small telescope through your urethra and up into your bladder to check for stones or growths and abnormalities.

Your doctor might suggest other treatments, such as a procedure to insert soothing medicine through a small catheter into your inflamed and painful urethra and bladder.

If a surgical solution is needed for your bladder pain, OBGYN CARE also provides the advanced da Vinci® robotic surgical system for minimally invasive procedures with less downtime, enhanced precision and accuracy, and a faster and smoother recovery.

OBGYN CARE has effective in-office treatments for bladder pain. Don’t let bladder pain have a hold over your day. Call one of the offices or schedule an appointment online today.