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Could Lying Down With A Laptop On My Stomach Give Me Bladder Cancer
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Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Could a "full" bladder on CT with contrast of abdomen & pelvis be confused or misread as bladder cancer/tumor/problems?
Probably Not: Part of the intent of using contrast on a ct scan of the pelvis is to "fill the bladder" this allows us to see if there is thickening of the bladder walls, or filling abnormalities among other things. It's unlikely that a full bladder represents problems, unless the problem is one of emptying the bladder. Then a reason must be sought if the bladder doesn't empty normally. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Constant right flank/back, intermittent abdominal and epigastric pain+no fever+no urine or bowel symptoms+history of bladder cancer and hysterectomy?
I had bladder cancer and had removal of bladder and total hysterectomy. Now have Kidney disease. Had CT on my abdomen pelvis . Conclusion was parenchymal thinning w/persistent LV Ureterectasis. Thickening of the wall of the renal pelvis and proximal urete
Ask your urologist..: All what you experienced is expected in some patients and results from delayed, but expected in some, complications with scar formation leading to ureteral blockage & high pressure above it. Over time, renal pelvis becomes distended, renal tissue becomes thinning, the wall of renal pelvis & ureter becomes thicker. Oftentimes & to a degree, chronic recurrent UTI may play a role to such appearance. ...Read more
I used to pee really frequently but recently Ive had trouble peeing like it wont come out what is it could i have bladder cancer?
Urinary retention: Bladder cancer is relatively uncommon in young men. Voiding less could be due to less urine volume from dehydration. Or perhaps uncontrolled diabetes is now controlled. In older men, enlarged prostate can block flow (which can be aggravated by decongestants). Medications w/anticholinergic side effects can decrease bladder contraction so again less push to pee. Review all dietary supplements & meds ...Read more
Mom 56 told she has bladder cancer. Friday they removed tumor, Monday they said it had already come back. what stage could it be in? how aggressive?
Miscommunication: Bladder cancer won't grow back that fast after surgery. There is a misunderstanding. It's Mom's task to communicate with her physician, and as much as you love her, you will need to receive all the information about her health via her. Nobody here can second-guess. Bladder cancers range from trivial to very aggressive lesions. Mom may invite you to meet with her physicians if you are caregiver. ...Read more
What causes bladder cancer if not smoking? I've recently been diagnosed with bladder cancer by my doctor, who said it's almost always caused by smoking. I'm 55 now, and smoked two cigarettes when i was a teenager. Could diet or something i've been drinkin
Dyes and chemicals: It doesn't sound like smoking has anything to do with your bladder cancer. Were you exposed to aniline dyes, chemicals, or chemotherapy in the past? These are risk factors. Sometimes it's just plain bad luck. Whatever the cause, there are good treatments. Don't blame yourself! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: It depends on the type of cancer and stage at the time sof diagnosis. If it is a non-aggressive form, it may take months or sometimes years to recur. If the tumor is very aggressive or advanced at the time of diagnosis, it is much more likely to recur quickly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Urinalysis can demonstrate blood & raise suspicion. Urine cytology can identify bladder cancer cells if present, also atypical cells which can be supect. Bta test is not reliable. Bladder ultrasound of full bladder can demonstrate some tumors. Cancer can be seen by cystoscopy with flexible scope or pediatric scope in females + Lidocaine jelly is fairly non-invasive. Then ?Biopsy is invasive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bladder cancer: The definitive test for identifying bladder cancer is cystoscopy. This involves passing a thin flexible fiberoptic scope through the urethra and into the bladder for a look around. Local anesthetic is applied inside the urethra and the discomfort is actually quite minimal in males as well as females. It is typically done in the office. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Time of exposure: Most bladder cancers in the usa are likely a result of long term exposure of the urothelial lining of the urinary tract to water soluble toxins (eg, from smoking). The barrage of carcinogenic chemicals over time can result in tumorigenesis and thus with age the risk of such cancers increases in typical dose-response fashion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Bladder cancer has variable severity. High grade cancers which invade deeply into the bladder wall carry the highest risk, whereas some cancers are "low grade" and less invasive and are not associated with risk of metastasis, but can recur frequently. In reality these are different diseases but both are called bladder cancer. This is analogous to skin cancer, eg, basal cell vs. Melanoma. ...Read more
Yes: It is possible to have symptoms truly attributable to bladder cancer without *seeing* blood in the urine (hematuria), though perhaps more uncommon to have such symptoms without at least microscopically detectable blood present. Early forms of bladder cancer which may cause symptoms (e.g., urgency, pain with urination, frequency) may not cause detectable bleeding but this would be uncommon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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