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    HI, I had a cystoscopy two weeks ago, and the Doc found some Squamous Metaplasia. I did some research and I found out that Squamous Metaplasia may be a result of a Vit A deficiency, so I put myself on Vit A, and felt an improvement in my symptoms. However, I also discovered that some Uro's consider this pre-cancer. *Gulp* I am really worried, my Uro does not think it's a big deal, but I want a second opinion so, I am going to see another Urologist at the end of the month. Has anyone else been diagnosed with Squamous Metaplasia? I was diagnosed in 1997 with IC, and now that I am 41, I am concerned that it has progressed into something more serious. Help!
    I have IC, Fibromyalgia, Factor V Leiden, Infertility, Asthma, Allergies, early menopause.
    Medications:
    Elavil 100 mg
    Cystoprotek
    Desert Harvest Aloe
    Elmiron 600mg/day
    Morphine
    Heparin injections
    Rescue Instillments: Heparin, lidocaine, gentamycin, sodium bicarbonate 2x/week.

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    Do you think all icers could develope Squamous Metaplasia??
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    • #3
      Linda May, the answer to that is NO. My IC was diagnosed in 1975 and no other bladder problems since that time --- my only bladder diagnosis is interstitial cystitis.

      Donna
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      • #4
        Squamous Metaplasia is actually a common finding, it can occur if there is a slight hormonal imbalance such states like pregnancy and menopause. I have it also. I did read an article that though that IC could be caused by bacteria being trapped in the tissue of the squamous metaplasia, it was just a theory, no real proof that that is the cause of IC.

        Suzanne

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        • #5
          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metaplasia

          Sounds like metaplasia may be common to long term ICers due to cell changes from chronic inflammation and adverse conditions. Its a natural cellular response to combat a harsh environment. From this article I understand that the cancer risk is increased but is not a "pre-cancer cell"

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          • #6
            Thanks for the input

            Thank you to all who responded to my thread. I feel a little less anxious now. I too, wonder if the cellular changes are due to chronic inflammation. I would not be surprised. I will continue to take Vit A as I feel it certainly be helpful and it does not trigger any symptoms when I urinate.
            I have IC, Fibromyalgia, Factor V Leiden, Infertility, Asthma, Allergies, early menopause.
            Medications:
            Elavil 100 mg
            Cystoprotek
            Desert Harvest Aloe
            Elmiron 600mg/day
            Morphine
            Heparin injections
            Rescue Instillments: Heparin, lidocaine, gentamycin, sodium bicarbonate 2x/week.

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            • #7
              Suzannes, what did your Doc say about the Squamous Metaplasia? Do they laser the area or surgically remove it? I am actually wondering if bacteria does stick within those tissues, as the day I go off my antibiotics, I develop another infection. Very frustrating I think I am going to ask my New Uro if she just laser or remove that tissue. Thoughts anyone?
              I have IC, Fibromyalgia, Factor V Leiden, Infertility, Asthma, Allergies, early menopause.
              Medications:
              Elavil 100 mg
              Cystoprotek
              Desert Harvest Aloe
              Elmiron 600mg/day
              Morphine
              Heparin injections
              Rescue Instillments: Heparin, lidocaine, gentamycin, sodium bicarbonate 2x/week.

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