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Are rapid weight loss and blood in my urine signs of bladder cancer?

Are rapid weight loss and blood in my urine signs of bladder cancer?

Signs of big problem: Rapid, unintentional weight loss is a sign of a significant illness (cancer or thyroid diseases are possibilities). Bloody urine is another sign of a significant problem (cancer or kidney diseases are possibilities). A person with both symptoms should be at the doctor's office getting a full evaluation.

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Is blood in urine a sign of bladder cancer?

Is blood in urine a sign of bladder cancer?

Needs attention: It is not normal to have even a trace blood in the urine, it could simple infection, or early kidney damage, or even a tumor need to see your physician to find the cause.

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Does finding blood in my urine mean that I have bladder cancer?

Does finding blood in my urine mean that I have bladder cancer?

Possibly: Blood in the urine (whether microscopic or gross) must be evaluated by a urologist. The degree of hematuria does not necessarily correlate with the size of the problem, so the evaluation would include laboratory testing, imaging of the urianry tract, and cystoscopy - a procedure to look inside the urethar and bladder with a telescope. Possible causes include infection, stones, and malignancy.

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If I had bladder cancer in the past and now have blood in my urine, do I need to see a doctor right away?

If I had bladder cancer in the past and now have blood in my urine, do I need to see a doctor right away?

Yes: Any patient with a history of bladder cancer should undergo routine follow-up indefinitely as bladder cancer may recur. If a patient with bladder cancer has bloodu urine, he/she should see a urologist as soon as possible. The bleeding may be due to a number things including, but not limited to: bladder cancer, ureteral cancer, kidney cancer, renal pelvic cancer, kidney stones, and a uti.

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If I have bladder cancer, would there be blood in my urine?

If I have bladder cancer, would there be blood in my urine?

Yes: Bladder cancer may cause visible blood in the urine or microscopic blood in the urine which is only picked up by urine tests. Depending on the type of cancer, size, number of lesions, etc, blood may be visible to the naked eye but can also be absent with smaller lesions. Therefore, urine tests must be performed when bladder cancer is suspected.

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If my blood and urine tests are normal, can I be sure I don't have bladder cancer?

No: Even if your blood tests and urinalysis are normal, one can still have bladder cancer. In fact, small bladder tumors can also easily be missed on radiographic studies. The gold standard test is to have an office procedure called a cystoscopy to visualize the bladder lining.

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What are symptoms of bladder cancer? Lot of pain detected trace of blood in urine

What are symptoms of bladder cancer? Lot of pain detected trace of blood in urine

Blood: Blood in the urine, whether visible or a trace on dipstick, is the most common way bladder tumors present. If you have blood in your urine you need to see a doctor and get it checked. Best wishes.

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Micro blood in urine- 250+ result. Nurse said it was max. Dad had bladder cancer. Does this indicate cancer? 32y/o woman who has never smoked.

Micro blood in urine- 250+ result. Nurse said it was max. Dad had bladder cancer. Does this indicate cancer? 32y/o woman who has never smoked.

Micro hematuria: Microhematuria in a 32-year-old female who has never smoked is not very likely to be due to bladder cancer. Bladder cancer is not really genetic in nature. Despite that, you should have a hematuria workup which would include imaging of your kidneys as well as a cystoscopy and a variety of possible urine studies.

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Fearful re: bladder cancer. Have had microscopic blood in urine for nearly 2 years. Told due to warfarin. Now bladder not completely emptying. Often.

Fearful re: bladder cancer. Have had microscopic blood in urine for nearly 2 years. Told due to warfarin. Now bladder not completely emptying. Often.

Not necessarily...: Blood in urine could be caused by multiple reasons. Most commonly UTI and stones. When it is painless it's worrisome for possible cancer but not necessarily. If you have been evaluated and already told it was caused by Coumadin (warfarin) most likely that is the reason. A cystoscopy gives a reliable diagnosis. Your symptoms could be caused by UTI so I advised you to see your pcp or urologist to evaluate further.

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They have found blood and white blood cells in my urine but nothing will grow in the lab could it be bladder cancer urineating is very painful and very frequient. Have already taken 7 rounds of antibotics

They have found blood and white blood cells in my urine but nothing will grow in the lab could it be bladder cancer urineating is very painful and very frequient. Have already taken 7 rounds of antibotics

Hematuria: It's time to stop taking antibiotics and see a urologist for a proper evaluation of blood in the urine. This should include a cystoscopy and one of several possible means of evaluating your ureters and kidneys.

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Cystoscope showed red areas biopsy was taken does this mean bladder cancer, had a lot of pain & blood in urine?

Cystoscope showed red areas biopsy was taken does this mean bladder cancer, had a lot of pain & blood in urine?

Red areas in bladder: 48F from England has cystoscopy and Bx of red areas. Asks: Does this mean bladder cancer? Had lots of pain and blood in urine. ANS: at your age not likely and the Bx will tell. So wait till it comes back. Wha did the Dr. Think it was?

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Always had trace blood in urine. Had UTI 6 days ago follow up urine still has large amounts of blood. Blood work good no kidney pain. Bladder cancer?

Always had trace blood in urine. Had UTI 6 days ago follow up urine still has large amounts of blood. Blood work good no kidney pain. Bladder cancer?

Micro hematuria: Microhematuria in a 34 year-old female who has never smoked is not very likely to be due to bladder cancer. Bladder cancer is not really genetic in nature. Despite that, you should have a hematuria workup which would include imaging of your kidneys as well as a cystoscopy and a variety of possible urine studies.

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I had bladder cancer 15 years ago. I had a trace of blood inmy urine. The doctor scoped me and found no tumor. He sent my blood to get a full report. What else could be the cause of blood in urine?

I had bladder cancer 15 years ago. I had a trace of blood inmy urine. The doctor scoped me and found no tumor. He sent my blood to get a full report. What else could be the cause of blood in urine?

Lots of things: Congratulations on your cancer survival. With blood in the urine it's certainly possible that the tumor had returned but the scope is reassuring so that's clearly positive. Could be infection causing the blood, could potentially still be treatment related though typically that would have happened earlier. Good luck.

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Is ct mri scan enough to rule out bladder cancer. I was told I had glomeruly but asked for those both just in case. Microspic blood in urine. 26 y old?

Is ct mri scan enough to rule out bladder cancer. I was told I had glomeruly but asked for those both just in case. Microspic blood in urine. 26 y old?

Consider more: I'd be more worried if I had glomerulonephritis, to tell you the truth. About 1% of folks have lifelong hematuria from thin-glomerular basement membrane non-disease, but you have to get worked up from time to time. Ask whether it's worth getting cystoscoped. Best wishes.

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Can epididymitis + cystitis be signs of (bladder) cancer? (no infection diagnosed, 2 week of preventive antibiotic, still blood in urine 1 week after)

Can epididymitis + cystitis be signs of (bladder) cancer? (no infection diagnosed, 2 week of preventive antibiotic, still blood in urine 1 week after)

If you have: Painless hematuria, it is cardinal sign of neoplasm of urinary tract. At your age, cancer is not likely, but benign tumors can also cause this. Consult with a urologist if hematuria persists despite treatment with antibiotics.

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Is bloody urine a sign that bladder cancer has penetrated the wall of the bladder?

Is bloody urine a sign that bladder cancer has penetrated the wall of the bladder?

No: The amount of blood seen in the urine does not correlate with the degree of tumor invasion into the bladder muscle. The gold standard to determine the extent of invasion into the bladder muscle is to perform a special biopsy and evaluate for muscle invasion. One can have a little bleeding in the urine with a lot of muscle invasion or a lot of bleeding without muscle invasion.

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