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Causes of gross hematuria with no pain, bladder wall thickening on ct & inability to urinate?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jason Gittman
47 years experience
URINARY OBSTRUCTION: Inability to urinate is usually due to some type of urinary obstruction, and it may or may not be related to your hematuria. If you are unable to urinate, you should see a urologist asap, because this can have serious consequences, including kidney damage if there is an obstruction. A ct scan and possibly a cystoscopy will most likely be able to find the cause of your hematuria and obstruction.
Dr. James Lin
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urology 52 years experience
Here are ...: You need cystoscopy to confirm if you have bladder tumor and bladder outlet blockage by prostate enlargement by BPH or prostate cancer or both. Detailed Hx plus cysto... are the must step to take. Please don't delay for not hurting.
Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 28 years experience
I concur
Jun 18, 2014
Last updated Sep 29, 2016


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