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Goodyear, AZ
A 35-year-old male asked:

Have weak urine flow. after uroflow dr said i may have a stricture. but i worry abt cancer of bladder & prostate. what r diff in symptoms? i'm worried

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Do you smoke?: Cancer does not occur in this manner, or present this way. The only risk of cancer at your age in the bladder would be is you smoke. But, bladder cancer does not cause weak urine flow.
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Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 years experience
Dr.is right: At your age of 35,cancer of the prostate is not something to consider.Bladder cancer doe not present with a slow stream. Follow your urologist's advice for further diagnostic and treatment recommendations.Best wishes.
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Dr. Sam Brancato
Urology 15 years experience
Based on your age, urethral stricture is the most likely cause of a decreased urinary stream. Occasionally stricture can be caused by malignancy, but rather uncommon. Bladder cancer CAN cause deceased urinary flow, however it more commonly presents as painless, visible blood in the urine. The next step should be cystoscopy to verify the presence of a stricture and to rule out other causes.
Sep 12, 2014
Last updated May 15, 2015


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