IS THERE A TEST FOR BPS?
There is no one test to check for BPS. But your doctor or nurse will talk with you, do an exam, and probably do a urine test. Depending on the results, your doctor might do other tests, too.
For example, some people have a test called “cystoscopy.” During cystoscopy, a doctor puts a thin tube with a camera on the end into the opening in the body where urine comes out (called the urethra). Then he or she advances the tube until it reaches the bladder. That way the doctor can look at the inside of the bladder to see if it is abnormal.
CAN BPS FLARES BE PREVENTED?
To help prevent flares, you can:
- Avoid the foods and drinks that make your symptoms worse.
- Avoid activities that make your symptoms worse.
- Get treated quickly for bladder infections, which can make BPS symptoms worse.