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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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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? ...Read more

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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?

Usually: Most patients with bladder cancer will have detectable levels of blood in the urine (hematuria). Sometimes it is visible to the patient while other times it is only seen microscopically. In unusual cases might a person be diagnosed with cancer in the bladder with no hematuria. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is blood in urine a sign of bladder cancer?

Is blood in urine a sign of bladder cancer?

Not necessarily : Hematuria can be caused by tumors, infection, foreign bodies (i.E bladder stones), trauma (including procedures) to name a few. It should be evaluated with a good history/physical exam, cystoscopy and an imaging study (usually a ct scan). Urine culture with sensitivity (before cysto) and urine cytology. Depending on findings other tests or procedures may be indicated. ...Read more

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Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...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