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2022 Mar 28

J Urol

Is Pelvic Floor Muscle Tenderness a Distinct Urologic Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (UCPPS) Phenotype?: Findings From the Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Chronic Pelvic Pain (MAPP) Research Network Symptoms Pattern Study (SPS).


Gupta P, Gallop R, Spitznagle T, Lai H, Tu F, Krieger JN, Clemens QJ, Bradley CS, Yang C, Sutcliffe S, Moldwin R, Kreder K, Kutch J, Rodriguez LV
J Urol. 2022 Mar 28:101097JU0000000000002679.
PMID: 35344391.


85% of women with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) and men with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) have concomitant pelvic floor muscle tenderness (PFT). The significance of this finding is incompletely understood. This study examines PFT among participants in the MAPP Research Network, and its relationship with urologic chronic pelvic pain syndrome (UCPPS) symptom severity, in order to determine whether this is a phenotypic predictor in UCPPS.