U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
NY
A 40-year-old member asked:

76 yr old male w/ asymptomatic microscopic hematuria. no kidney stones or uti. history of thymic cancer, benign kidney cyst. worked by toxic wtc site 18 yrs ago in the area (but not first responder). statistically would this point to bladder cancer?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Bladder pathology: Would be next to be ruled out through a cystoscopy. Prostate pathology is also common and can cause hematuria even through benign enlargement or BPH.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Get a workup:: Have you had any testing, like an ultrasound? You have had a test to detect the cyst but was this done when the microscopic hematuria was found? If it was done earlier, it should be repeated. Have you seen a urologist or nephrologist? Please do so.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Feb 11, 2020

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.