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Benign Bladder Tumor
Puzzling ?: How does one determine "disintegration"? Bladder tumors can be superficial, confined to bladder transitional epithelium, and only a biopsy by way of cystospy can discern if it invades the muscle. Once invading muscle, the chance of spread to nodes and else where rises. This is why the option includes removing the bladder (cystectomy) at this stage, and chemotherapy is commonly used before and or. ...Read more
The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more
Typically: Specifically, blood in the urine (hematuria) is highly associated with bladder cancer. In early stages it may be only microscopic whereas in some cases it may be visible to the naked eye. Most patients with bladder cancer will have blood in the urine, but many patients may have microscopic blood in the urine on routine exam though few will be shown to have bladder cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I've had bladder issues for over 2 1/2 yrs and am now having a bladder tumor, what are the chances of metasizing cuz I have a brain lesion also?
A little confusing: So, you didn't say WHAT the brain lesion was...if it's a mass such as tumor...and IF that mass has the same structural characteristics as the tumor in the bladder then, that's an example of a metastatic lesion. If the brain lesion is not a tumor and something unrelated then, the chance of metastasizing the bladder tumor really depends on its type as to how aggressive it might be. All the best. ...Read more
Whatstage the bladder tumor would b if the doctor said after removing the polyp that it was a little more deep of what we saw on Ultrasound & he said nothing to worry about .waiting for the biopsy result but meanwhile worried ?
Best wait on report: The depth a polyp or tumor extends into the bladder wall is not usually determined by ultrasound - it would not be very accurate. The only way you can tell for sure is by microscopic exam of the tumor, and tissue underneath it, after removal. There are benign polyps which are no worry. Most actual tumors are superficial, noninvasive, and of low grade malignancy - not a threat to life or health. ...Read more
I have thrush after taking ampicillin for infection after surgical removal of a bladder tumor. Is this important?
Had a kidney u/s for rt flank pain was neg a month ago. Now I have microscopic hematuria, going to see a urologist. Chances of bladder tumor?
Microhematuria: I can't give you chances, but I can tell you that one of the reasons for Microhematuria is bladder cancer. But infection is also a reason, stones in the urinary system are a reason (they may not be seen on ultrasound), and there are other reasons. So rather than worry yourself sick, eat a few of those great walnuts grown around there, and wait and see what is going on. ...Read more
Gross hematuria at end of urination, occasional clots at beginning of urination, no related pain during. "Tense" bladder, scrotum pain. Blood/urine samples clean. Age 28, male. Suspecting (ex medical student) prostate or bladder, tumor or lesion. Atypical
Get a medical check: Bleeding in the urine in a young person is less likely related to a tumor. You should seek a visit with a good internist and let him/her run tests to rule our intrinsic renal disease(like Glomerulonephritis) or a bleeding disorder. Let us check your CBC and Platelets,PT, PTT and renal function along with Urinalysis. If you need further help contact us after you have first seen a PCP and done labs. ...Read more
Hot flashes at age 38? Normal periods but painful intercourse. Irritated bladder, benign tumor removed. Protein and blood in urine. See doctor again?
Yes, please: There are enough issues that it would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more
Intravesicle meds: The treeatment of bladder cancer is based entirely on the extent of the mucosal invasion of muscle of the bladder. When the latter occurs surgery is required along with possible RT. When superficial it is managed by intra bladder chemo or BCG. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a benign tumor removed from my bladder. I'm 38 with recurrent bladder infections. What are the chances of getting another tumor?
High: Benign tumors of the bladder are rather uncommon but very-low-grade-malignant tumors are extremely common and need close follow-up. If you lesion was indeed a "primary urothelial neoplasm of limited malignant potential" (say "punlmp") you'll do well to have a lasting relationship with a urologist who will want to keep your bladder under surveillance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the difference in a mass and a tumor on the bladder my dr said it was a mass on my bladder and not a tumor?
It is tumor: All visceral masses are tumors. The question whether it arose in the bladder and extended to surface is important. Any bladder lesion invading thru muscular wall is already advanced and dangerous. Adjacent organs like colon spreading to bladder is also in need of treatment. Any mass benign or malignant in peritorneal cavity must be resected. ...Read more
In bladder Ca, does the # of recurrences of mult. tumors affect their atypia. If so, is there a stat. to quant that the Ca will go beyond stage one.
Bladder cancer: The number of recurrences and number of tumors do not determine whether the cancer will progress beyond Stage 1. It is the grade and stage of the tumors which will be the predictor. High grade tumors recur and can progress into muscle invasive tumors eventually involving the muscle. 70% of low grade superficial tumors can recur but will not advance as far as the stage. ...Read more
"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more
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