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Bladder squamous metaplasia found what is this and is it causing the kidney and bladder pain?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
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In brief: Change in the lining
Bladder squamous metaplasia means there are changes in the cells of the lining in the bladder, in a non-cancerous way, presumed due to frequent or ongoing irritation of the lining.
The irritation is thought to be from chemicals like nitrosamines, cancer-causing toxins from smoking, bladder infections, bladder catheters, etc... Metaplasia itself should not be painful, so a urologist should examine.

In brief: Change in the lining
Bladder squamous metaplasia means there are changes in the cells of the lining in the bladder, in a non-cancerous way, presumed due to frequent or ongoing irritation of the lining.
The irritation is thought to be from chemicals like nitrosamines, cancer-causing toxins from smoking, bladder infections, bladder catheters, etc... Metaplasia itself should not be painful, so a urologist should examine.
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