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What would cause "diffuse erythematous mucosal" in the

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what would cause "diffuse erythematous mucosal" in the bladder
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  DrKnowsBest replied 5 years ago.
Interstitial cystitis is usually the cause. This can be after infection, can be irritants, can be idiopathic when we don't determine the cause or is thought to have some autoimmune possibility.
There are a lot of unexplained cases in females especially of interstitial cystitis. Sometimes a biopsy is done and assuming that's normal a course of steroids is sometimes used and rechecked after.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Is there any possibility of cancer?

Expert:  DrKnowsBest replied 5 years ago.
Very small erythematous just means red and usually the mucosa is more atypical looking but only way to know is with biopsies done during cystoscopy
With your age almost surely interstitial cystits
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