Chronic urologic pain syndromes.

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  • Chronic pains typically evaluated by a urologist are discussed from the perspective of a non-urologist pain clinician. The pathophysiology of some pains is understood and so we believe the patient's symptoms: examples are cancer-related pain and recurrent urolithiasis. We treat these pains with traditional analgesics. Other pains, such as those of interstitial cystitis, chronic prostatodynia, and chronic orchialgia are less understood and so are treated in a more conservative and often empiric fashion. Proposed therapies for these disorders are discussed.
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  • Ness TJ
  • Start Page

  • 27
  • End Page

  • 34
  • Volume

  • 5
  • Issue

  • 1