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I have had interstital cystitis for yrs & undifferentiated connective tissue disease--(not tied down to diagnosis yet). Do you think they are related?
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
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In brief: It is a possibility
Although there isn't much is known about the cause of interstitial cystitis, it is a result of inflammation (unkown cause) of the bladder and/or urethral area.
Mixed (undifferentiated) connective tissue disease is also an inflammatory condition of various tissues, including bladder etc..So, it is possible that the 2 r related, but relationship is not well-defined, yet. Consult your doc. Good luck.

In brief: It is a possibility
Although there isn't much is known about the cause of interstitial cystitis, it is a result of inflammation (unkown cause) of the bladder and/or urethral area.
Mixed (undifferentiated) connective tissue disease is also an inflammatory condition of various tissues, including bladder etc..So, it is possible that the 2 r related, but relationship is not well-defined, yet. Consult your doc. Good luck.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: They are not.
But interstital cystitis is not uncommon and would be as likely to occur in a patient with undifferentiated ctd.

In brief: They are not.
But interstital cystitis is not uncommon and would be as likely to occur in a patient with undifferentiated ctd.
Dr. Thomas Namey
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