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Bladder Thickening On Ct Scan
Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! The image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more
What could cause circumferential thickening of the bladder wall? Ct scan said mine was 8mm...I read that this is above norm. Is that true?
Upper limit: Of normal for bladder thickness is 5-6 mm. Thickening can occur from multiple causes. From your symptoms I would suspect increased internal bladder pressure from prostate enlargement (causing the wall to thicken) or inflammation/infection of the bladder (cystitis). A urologist can help sort this out. ...Read more
39 yo male. Pain in the lower left quadrant of abdomen for 2 years. Ct scan unremarkable except shows bladder wall thickening. Could this be cause?
Had a ct scan revealled I had 2 mm stone but they are worried about thickening of the bladder and want me infor a camera op is that serious?
Cystoscopy: Thickening of the bladder wall can be normal if the CT was taken when your bladder wasn't full. But it can also be caused by infection or cancer. This is not to get you worried, but to say that it can be many different things. Your doctor wants to put a camera shaped like a small tube through the urethra to look directly at the bladder wall (cystoscope) and make sure everything is ok. ...Read more
32 yr old male with UTI from e coli. What could cause this? Was at a water park recently. Ct scan good. Showed mild bladder wall thickening.
Not from water park.: It is extremely unlikely that you would receive any innoculation of bacteria from exposure in a water park that could traverse your (male) urethra to cause an infection. Without a stone, I would suggest that you were likely dehydrated. Have you had any infections before? You may need to be evaluated for subclinical prostatitis that could manifest as bladder outlet obstruction/bladder thickening. ...Read more
A recent CT scan revealed bladder wall thickening, and my last two urine cultures showed "moderate" and "heavy" blood. What could this mean?
I recently had an abdominal ct scan. The report states that the bladder wall is mildly thickened. What does that mean?
do you smoke?
Any family history of bladder cancer?
A lot more questions need to be answered before a doctor can give you a real answer. ...Read more
Ct scan. Minimal air trappin at lung bases. Mild pectus enteric assessment. Bladder wall thickening. L.ovarian functional cyct 3.4. plz Explaination drs.
Recent CT scan: non-obstr kidney stone, diverticulitis, thickening of bladder. Have to wait 2wks for followup, despite blood in urine/pain. Is ths ok?
IF this is: Diverticulitis with secondary inflammation of your bladder or possible fistula to your bladder from the diverticulitis, you need to be on 2 weeks of antibiotics and a no fiber diet and you need follow up with a colorectal surgeon 2 weeks into the process. The diet above is critical if this has a chance to resolve without surgery. ...Read more
My CT scan shows low potassium and thickening of the bladder walls what does this look like for me?
Need more info.: It's impossible for a ct scan or any imaging modality to show low potassium (k+). Many conditions and medications can lead to low k+. A thickened bladder wall can also be secondary to various conditions, most comonly to bladder outlet obstruction. Unfortunately, it is difficult to give you an answer which such little info and with only 400 characters, well you get the pic. ...Read more
I had a cat scan done on Jan. 1st and was told I had a thickening bladder. My urine test came back and the results were the same. Exactly what is it?
Subjective finding: Diagnosis of thickening of bladder is very subjective and depends on how full the bladder is during examination. Lower volumes can produce false appearance of thickening of bladder. True thickening of bladder noted when bladder full can be related to infection, neurogenic bladder, and sometimes tumor. ...Read more
It may: But a contrast enhanced study would be more sensitive. If concerned, see a urologist for full evaluation and diagnostic work-up. Best wishes. ...Read more
CT Scan result: "bladder is entirely decompressed" what does it mean? Full? Empty? Is this good or bad?
Means empty b: Depends upon when you last voided, and the reason the exam is being done, and the phase of the exam. Best to go over results with your Dr. ...Read more
Short exam: Ct is a relatively short exam taking less than 10 minutes. You will be placed in a donut like ring but it is not the small space like with an MRI so you should not feel claustrophobic. You will most likely be given IV contrast to better see the kidneys and urinary tract. Depending on the specific protocol, up to 2-3 separate scans are taken at different time points. Good luck! ...Read more
Can a small dot of air in the bladder on a CT scan be the result of a catheter I had 3 months ago?
I'm 23, male, had CT scan show a lesion of a few millimeters on bladder. No other symptoms. What are the odds this is cancer? What else could this be?
Need cystoscopy. ..: I assumed the reason for having CT was blood in urine or bacterial urinary tract infection. So, thus far, you need a direct look at the whole interior of the bladder to make sure this tiny lesion of few mm is a tumor or a false image (this is possible). For a 23-y-o man, a malignant lesion is not highm but still possible; I have seen a low-grade malignant tumor in a man as young as 18 yrs old. ...Read more
Ct scan with contrast saw soft tissue mass next to bladder. Mri with contrast saw nothing. Why is this?
CT vs MRI: They "see" different things differently. Discuss with your team. ...Read more
Is an bladder ultrasound/ not a CT scan sufficient enough to show if you have bladder stones in your bladder?
Yes: The ultrasound can actually show non-calcified stones that may be more difficult to see on ct. Plus, there is no radiation exposure to your ovaries! ...Read more
I'm fem 36, I have a prob. Of freq. Urination. After doing CT scan it shows that my urinary bladder is always full. I take medics but no results yet.
Will endometriosis on my bladder and ureters cause problems? I had a CT scan and things are ok- but worried about future. Surgery could not remove it.
Had CT wo contrast of kidneys to look for stones, also had urine checked and fine. Forgot to ask if bladder showed up in CT scan, would it have? CT nrml
Yes, but as a "void": (No pun intended). The bladder, if filled with water, would have shown up on the noncontrast CT scan. The water appears "black", & so not much detail would have been seen there unless a large "white" stone was also present. As with any test, a "normal" scan could be a false negative (missing a small stone or other problem), but in general, a negative scan is reassuring. Best of luck for your healt ...Read more
I went to the dr yesterday because ive been having pain when I need to urinate, he did a CT scan and saw that my bladder wall was thick. Should I worr?
Cystitis: Bladder wall commonly thickened when there's acute cystitis or bladder infection. Depending on your age and other risks factors such as smoking or family history, bladder cancer may also be considered. You would need to see a urologist for cystoscope if you have above risk factors or symptoms persist ...Read more
All chest tests, CT scan&endoscopy clear. Elevated liverenz on&off. Bad bellypain by diaphram, b.Button&lower my left side. No g.Bladder&appendix. Help.?
See GI: You need to see a GI doctor for a work up. ...Read more
Maybe: Although ct scans are an excellent radiographic study, they can easily miss small bladder masses. If one should have a very large bladder mass, it will likely be seen. However, a cystoscopy is still required because the mass seen on ct scan does not neccessarily mean cancer. A tissue diagnosis with a biopsy is still required to make the definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
Can I tell if kidney stone has transited from ureter to bladder by change in symptoms? CT scan shows a 4mm stone 1.5 CM from bladder.
See answer: The only true accurate means of determining whether a ureteral calculus has passed is to retrieve it by straining your urine. The chance of spontaneous passage of a 4mm stone ~50-60%. Onset of symptoms of urinary urgency, frequency, burning, voiding small volumes usually indicates the stone is at the UVJ (ureter meets bladder). The absence or disappearance of pain does not guarantee stone passage. ...Read more
I have had bladder issues and low back pain. I had a CT scan which indicated I have a duplicated collecting system. Could this cause problems?
It depends: On the extent of the duplication. Most duplications are incomplete, cause no symptoms, and are incidental findings. Some duplications, particularly complete duplications, can predispose to infection, reflux, or obstruction. Talk to your doc about whether your duplication anomaly might be significant. ...Read more
Gp thinks I have bladder stone, waiting for ct scan appointment, could be 3weeks, had bladder problem for 3weeks, is 6weeks still safe or unsafe time?
Ans: Well depends. Depends on the size and if causes obstruction or not. Your symptoms are important ...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
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