For most women bladder pain signals a urinary tract infection.
New bladder filling pain symptoms are especially suspicious for a bladder infection if the pain just began, or your pee is bright red with a bit of blood.
Yet if you are having pain, cramps, or dull aching in the bladder area with sex, lower abdominal pain, and just plain pain with touching: during sex, pelvic exams, self, especially if the pain is more concentrated in the top wall of the vagina, G-“area” (gynos don’t call it a spot we call it an area) something else is going on.
Chronic, long lasting or recurrent bladder symptoms make one part of the diagnosis of Bladder Pain Syndrome, which is not a very well understood syndrome.
Some women with bladder pain have quite a bit of urgency, few have incontinence as specifically due to the bladder pain.
Emsella pelvic floor therapy has been known to be helpful. There are specific settings and treatment protocols that would differ from other Emsella treatments which we use (including those for ED). If you are interested in known if Emsella can help you, make an appointment we would be happy to discuss.