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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Bladder Biopsy (Overview)

A bladder biopsy is typically done during a cystoscopy whereby a urologist inserts a special camera into the bladder and is able to take a piece of tissue (biopsy) to be further examined by a pathologist under the microscope. The pathologist then makes a specific diagnosis which can range from benign to malignant.


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How common is it for someone to need a bladder biopsy?

How common is it for someone to need a bladder biopsy?

Common for ? cancer: Bladder biopsy is necessary in all cases of suspected or proven bladder tumors. Suspected by abnormal appearing area/s or lesions in bladder lining. Necessary to make complete diagnosis when tumor is found by cystoscopy, ultrasound, ct or mri. Pathology of biopsy specimen helps to identify + grade type + severity of malignancy. As well as degree of invasion (stageing). Necessary to plan treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
25 doctors shared insights

Bladder Biopsy (Overview)

A bladder biopsy is typically done during a cystoscopy whereby a urologist inserts a special camera into the bladder and is able to take a piece of tissue (biopsy) to be further examined by a pathologist under the microscope. The pathologist then makes a specific diagnosis which can range from benign to malignant.


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What is the definition or description of: bladder biopsy?

What is the definition or description of: bladder biopsy?

A small tissue piece: A bladder biopsy is typically done during a cystoscopy whereby a urologist inserts a special camera into the bladder and is able to take a piece of tissue (biopsy) to be further examined by a pathologist under the microscope. The pathologist then makes a specific diagnosis which can range from benign to malignant. ...Read more

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Living with Overactive Bladder (OAB) (Checklist)

Find a good urologist for proper evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment
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Manage your intake of fluids: neither too much nor too little
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Avoid or limit caffeine (coffee, tea, soda) and alcohol
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Identify what foods and fluids bother your bladder and avoid them
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What does a cd117 stain on a bladder biopsy show exactly?

What does a cd117 stain on a bladder biopsy show exactly?

Mast cells: Among other things, this lights up mast cells, which tend to be increased in interstitial cystitis which may be a diagnostic consideration. Leave interpretation up to the pathologist; if there's a question, ask for a few other pathologists to look at the biopsy. ...Read more

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I had a bladder biopsy done a month a go, everytime I do some lifting i see blood on my urine, why?

I had a bladder biopsy done a month a go, everytime  I do some lifting i  see blood on my urine, why?

Bladder Biopsy: The biopsy could have been performed because you had experienced unrelenting signs of an infection, or, unlikely at your age, there was concern about a tumor. The connection of gross hematuria (blood) to lifting may reflect that the site of the biopsy hasn't healed quite yet, but continued bleeding suggests that the original problem hasn't been diagnosed yet. I would follow up with your urologist. ...Read more

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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Ask your doctor about taking an antibiotic or a urine test
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Drink plenty of fluids to help dilute the urine and flush the bladder
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Avoid irritating fluids and food: caffeine, citrus, alcohol, spicy
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Take an over-the-counter analgesic for pain and to soothe bladder
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Should I be worried if my bladder biopsy shows undifferentiated carcinoma?

Should I be worried if my bladder biopsy shows undifferentiated carcinoma?

Possibly: Undifferentiated carcinoma means that the tumor is not showing the normal patterns seen for a transitional or urothelial (lining of the bladder) tumor. However, undifferentiated tumors are usually very active in growth: which means they also respond better and more completely to radiation, chemotherapy or other methods of treatment. ...Read more

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Why are biopsys done? Docs have done my gall bladder biopsy reports are awaited

To give info.: Biopsies help provide information as to what exactly caused the disease in you. The answer will help with treatment options. In the case of your gall bladder, you may have gall stones and figuring out what type of stones they are may help your dr. Tell you what foods you should or should not eat more of, etc. Biopsies will also let us know if there are any malignant cells. ...Read more

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Will having a bladder biopsy cause problems urinating?

Will having a bladder biopsy cause problems urinating?

Yes: Having a bladder biopsy may cause temporary urinary symptoms with voiding due to bladder irritability from the biopsy itself. As the bladder heals from the biopsy, these symptoms resolve and urinary function will return to normal. Symptoms usually include burning with urination, urinary frequency, and suprapubic pressure. ...Read more

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Having a bladder biopsy scared its going to hurt as not under general anesthetic will it? Wat can they find from this? Having laparoscopy also asap

Having a bladder biopsy scared its going to hurt as not under general anesthetic will it? Wat can they find from this? Having laparoscopy also asap

Bladder biopsy : I can think of only one common reason to perform a bladder biopsy on a 21-year-old female. If they are searching for causes of urgency , frequency and pelvic pain they may be trying to rule out interstitial cystitis. Bladder biopsies can sometimes help with make this diagnosis. I, however have always performed these in conjunction with hydrodistention of the bladder under general or IV sedation. ...Read more

Bladder (Definition)

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


Dr. James Dukelow
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Biopsy (Definition)

Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more