Interstitial cystitis (IC)/bladder pain syndrome (BPS) is a chronic bladder health issue that causes a feeling of pain and pressure in the bladder area. Along with this pain are lower urinary tract symptoms that have lasted for more than six weeks, without having an infection or other clear causes. IC can affect people of any age, race or sex. It is, however, most commonly found in women. No single treatment works for all people with IC/BPS. Treatment must be chosen for each patient based on symptoms. Patients usually try different treatments (or combinations of treatments) until good symptom relief occurs.