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is constipation a normal symptom for bladder cancer

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Kyle
18 years experience Urology
No: Not that i know of. Can't think of any mechanism for this.
Dr. Troy Reyna
44 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Could be: If radiation is part of the treatment protocol this can effect motility of colon exposed to the radiation. Some chemo drugs also affect motility. Ask ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
Constipation would: Not make my top 10 list of things occuring with urinary bladder cancer. Constipation is quite common in both sexes, usually related to diet, but can b ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Maybe, but unlikely: Constipation and low back pain should be evaluated by a health care professional. Blood in the urine (either seen or found on a urinalysis) is usually ... Read More
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Dr. Terence Chapman
26 years experience Urologic Oncology
Not usually: Bowel symptoms and back pain would be unusual bladder cancer related symptoms. Blood in urine and/or painful voiding would be much more common.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Tsai
30 years experience Urology
Urethra: Bladder cancer is rare in this age group. Risk factors include smoking exposure to organic compounds dyes chemicals etc. The sensation is most likely ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Rare: Bladder cancer in your age group would be quite unusual but microscopic hematuria is abnormal and should be checked out by a urologist.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
22 years experience Medical Oncology
No symptoms: Many times these cancers have no symptoms at first. Blood in your urine, feeling like you have to pee all the time, or pain with intercourse might be ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Dr. Ken Levin answered
44 years experience Radiology
Depends: If you have not had cancer, pain is most likely not due to cancer. In particular if it is chronic. Other causes of pain are much more likely.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Hammes
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Maybe: Chief symptoms would be blood in urine and irritative voiding symptoms (burning, frequent urination, pain on urination). Generally, patients with ear ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muhammad-ali Zaydan
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Bleeding: Bladder cancer may manifest itself in form of blood in urine, urine retention or even pain. Though if an elderly have any of these symptoms, these are ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some ...: Most patients of bladder cancer start off with off-and-on visible bloody urine with no voiding symptoms or are incidentally found with imaging studies ... Read More

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