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All things bladder related / Re: Squamous Metaplasia
« on: July 09, 2010, 08:12:57 AM »
Hi Gagamama

Thank you for your reply.  Since posting, I have read up a little bit and it seems that Menopause can be linked with recurrent UTI's and symptoms of urge incontinence.  I have yet to find a sympathetic Doc.  I came off long term anti biotics a couple of weeks ago and so far so good.  Just waiting for my Doc to give me the go ahead for HRT - i'm only 41 so medical people didn't even think of menopause as the reason for my bladder problems.  Never having suffered with cystitis, it was quite a shock, never realised just how painful it could be.  I have a telephone appt. with my GP today and will make sure I write a list of concerns and questions I want answered.  I used to consider myself a strong and confident woman but just feel like a shadow of myself and it takes all the strength I have just to leave the house these days  :-[.  Thanks again for taking the time to reply, much appreciated.  Best Wishes. x

All things bladder related / Squamous Metaplasia
« on: June 29, 2010, 02:35:24 PM »
Hi, i'm a 41 year old woman.  From September last year, I had recurrent Urinary Tract Infections, so bad that I was weeing blood, all culture tests came back negative.  I ended up taking 11 courses of anti-biotics and was referred to a Urologist who carried out every test imaginable including a cystoscopy which revealed squamous metaplasia at the opening of the bladder confirming that my bladder had been badly inflamed.  I was put on prophalactic anti-biotics which I came off last week.  I was also suffering what seemed like urge incontinence and was offered more tablets to control this which I refused.  After a visit to a Gynaecologist last week, it appears that I have what he called "impending menopause" - does anyone know whether the two could be linked as I have never had urine infections previously?

Any comments and advice on prevention of further infections would be greatly appreciated.

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