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A 35-year-old female asked:

A recent ct scan revealed bladder wall thickening, and my last two urine cultures showed "moderate" and "heavy" blood. what could this mean?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Need further tests: You simply may have a chronic infection, or it could be significantly more serious. See a urologist immediately, and get further evaluation.
Dr. Corinne Deurdulian
Radiology 22 years experience
Possible infection: You could have a bladder infection or an inflammatory process involving your urinary tract. Bladder cancer would be unlikely in a patient of your age. Sometimes if the bladder is not completely distended, it can have the appearance of bladder wall thickening on ct. You should consider seeing a urologist if you have not already done so.
Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
Radiology 21 years experience
See a urologist: There are many possibilities, but a few potentially bad ones need to be ruled-out. Somebody your age with bladder wall thickening and blood in their urine should have this worked up by a urologist.

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