Bladder Pain Research Study

For bladder pain sufferers, real relief requires research.

For bladder pain sufferers, real relief requires research.

Experiencing pressure or pain in your bladder, increased urges to urinate, frequent urination, or chronic pelvic pain are among the symptoms often associated with Painful Bladder Syndrome, Bladder Pain Syndrome, (BPS), and Interstitial Cystitis (IC). If left untreated, these conditions may cause the wall of the bladder to stiffen, causing a long-term decrease in bladder capacity. The causes are not known, but heredity, sex, and age are all potential factors. More research is needed to find better care treatment options for people suffering from painful bladder syndrome.

Boston Children’s Hospital in partnership with the Interstitial Cystitis Association has received a grant from the CDC to conduct important research on causes and treatments for those affected by chronic bladder pain.

If you are exhibiting some or all these symptoms, you may be eligible to participate in an important research study that can lead to significant advances in the treatment, and even potentially a cure for BPS and associated conditions.

  • Urge to urinate which may not go away after voiding the bladder
  • Urinating an unusually high number of times throughout the day, usually very small amounts with each trip to the bathroom
  • Urinating in the middle of the night
  • Burning with urination
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Pain between the anus and genitals
  • Pain with sexual intercourse

If you are interested in helping make life more manageable for those who experience bladder pain, please complete the form for further evaluation.

Please note that every submission is carefully screened, a process that can take up to several months. We anticipate notifying potential participants of their acceptance in Spring 2023.

To be considered for this study, please complete the form below: