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Hi, fellow suffers!
Three years ago, I developed an intense itch, along with recurring and severe urethra/bladder infections.
I have since had 11 courses of antibiotics, a cystoscopy, 2 ultrasound scans, a CT scan, and several urologist appointments. Plus a dermatologist appointment. Nothing was found to explain my symptoms.
However, now, three years and much pain and anguish on, another referral to a dermatologist, plus a biopsy and blood tests, plus an infection in the biopsy site, plus yet another urethra/bladder infection, the biopsy has revealed Lichen Sclerosis, and the blood test has revealed \"antibodies against the Thyroid\". At last! A diagnosis!!
All the doctors I have seen have denied any connection with the (now known) Lichen Sclerosis, and urine infections. I find this astonishing, as the two have always come together.
Has anyone else experienced both together, and has anyone here had a doctor accept that there is a connection?
I have found this condition a very lonely place to be, it's depressing, and I find it difficult to confide in others about it. I have also found the doctors I have seen about it, rather uncaring and disinterested.
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