Hi there just a quick question to anyone suffering from Lupus CTD MCTD OR UCTD.
I suffer from undifferentiated connective tissue disease . Amongst many weird symptoms repeated UTI's have been the bane of my life for the past 18 months . I have just returned from a cystoscopy today ( camera up urethra into bladder to see what's wrong )
The diagnosis was urethral stricture or narrowing of urethra . I have to go back for a procedure to widen my urethra - urethral calibration they call it now ( it used to be urethral dilatation !)
I should mention that I'm 31 and he said that this is uncommon in younger women . I said hi s t to do with the connective tissue disease causing inflammation down there and he said possibly.
So..... have any of you ladies ( or men) had the same thing and he it possible that my UCTD Could be to blame for this annoying problem ??
It's odd that my bladder problems arose at exactly the same time as the Reynauds , mouth ulcers , strep throat , joint pain don't u think ? I now know that the narrow urethra was probably the cause of my infections but it's odd that it just occurred out of nowhere or the infections caused my urethra to develop scar tissue that narrowed it to the point that I struggle to pee without pain.
Any way if any of this strikes a chord with you please can you let me know as it all helps 😀
It's strange having to discover and work out why your new alien body behaves the way it does and I just would like to know if anyone thinks there a link to it or not .
Thank you for your time xxx