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2022 Sep 15


Transvaginal Photobiomodulation Improves Pain in Women with Pelvic Muscle Tenderness and Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome: A Preliminary Observational Study.


Interstitial Cystitis/ Bladder Pain Syndrome (IC/BPS) is characterized by pelvic/bladder pain, associated with pelvic muscle tenderness, urgency, frequency, and dysuria. Prior studies show that transvaginal photobiomodulation (TV-PBM) reduces pain in women with chronic pelvic pain (CPP). Our objective was to obtain preliminary data on treatment effect and adherence, in women with IC/BPS who selected TV-PBM therapy for management of pelvic pain.