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How long after bladder cancer surgery should you still be peeing out blood?

How long after bladder cancer surgery should you still be peeing out blood?

Contact your surgeon: Call your surgeon for that answer. It totally depends on your surgical procedure and what all was done, how much blood are you seeing, is there a catheter etc. You probably have a contact number on post-op paperwork sent home with you. ...Read more

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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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July 2010 surgery high-grade bladder cancer. Bcg 2 1/2 yrs. July 2013 atypical trans. Urine cells. Sept 15 rare groups atypical & red blood cells?

July 2010 surgery high-grade bladder cancer.  Bcg 2 1/2 yrs.  July 2013 atypical trans. Urine cells.  Sept 15 rare groups atypical & red blood cells?

Biopsy: It's good you are being followed so closely. I presume you are up to date with your surveillance cystoscopy schedule. Discuss with your urologist future steps, including repeat bladder biopsies which at this point may be very helpful. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a bladder transplant after bladder cancer surgery?

Is it possible to get a bladder transplant after bladder cancer surgery?

Thanks for asking!: Making a new bladder in the lab is under development, but for now there are several options for reconstructing a bladder from your own body. And these can be discussed with your urologist. ...Read more

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3 months after bladder cancer surgery the scab has not dissolved. What does this indicate?

3 months after bladder cancer surgery the scab has not dissolved. What does this indicate?

Will fall of: If you are asking about scab on the abdominal wall ( due to open surgery/ not through the bladder ) most likely you had small collection under the skin which resolved , keep moist dressings the scab will fall off soon and go to the surgeon for follow up. ...Read more

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When a person has breathing problems, and was told not to be put to sleep during surgery and was, what are the effects. My husband had bladder cancer surgery feb14, i informed them two weeks of the surgery of his breathing problems and stated he was not s

When a person has breathing problems, and was told not to be put to sleep during surgery and was, what are the effects. My husband had bladder cancer surgery feb14, i informed them two weeks of the surgery of his breathing problems and stated he was not s

I : I am so sorry that this has happened to your husband. The important issues are: how alert your husband is, in other words, is he neurologically intact, and if he has stable vital signs, such as his pulse and blood pressure, or does he need medications to support his heart function. You can ask his doctor what he thinks about your husbands neurologic and cardiac function. I will wish the best for your husband. ...Read more

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What is the best and fastesy to treat a adult incontinent type of rash. My 83 yr old father who just had bladder cancer surgery .

What is the best and fastesy to treat a adult incontinent type of rash. My 83 yr old father who just had bladder cancer surgery .

Buttock rash: Rash that results from incontinence is usually due to irritants in the urine or stool. To prevent further irritation, diaper creams with zinc are occlusive and block the irritants from reaching the skin for the most part. If the rash is very red or raw, prescription antifungal or antibiotic creams may be needed. Urine or stool on his undergarments or pads need to be removed as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Always had trace blood in urine. Had UTI 6 days ago follow up urine still has large amounts of blood. Blood work good no kidney pain. Bladder cancer?

Always had trace blood in urine. Had UTI 6 days ago follow up urine still has large amounts of blood. Blood work good no kidney pain. Bladder cancer?

Micro hematuria: Microhematuria in a 34 year-old female who has never smoked is not very likely to be due to bladder cancer. Bladder cancer is not really genetic in nature. Despite that, you should have a hematuria workup which would include imaging of your kidneys as well as a cystoscopy and a variety of possible urine studies. ...Read more

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Can epididymitis + cystitis be signs of (bladder) cancer? (no infection diagnosed, 2 week of preventive antibiotic, still blood in urine 1 week after)

Can epididymitis + cystitis be signs of (bladder) cancer? (no infection diagnosed, 2 week of preventive antibiotic, still blood in urine 1 week after)

If you have: painless hematuria, it is cardinal sign of neoplasm of urinary tract. At your age, cancer is not likely, but benign tumors can also cause this. Consult with a urologist if hematuria persists despite treatment with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Do I have bladder cancer if blood in pee?

Do I have bladder cancer if blood in pee?

Stone/germ/tumor: One of the more common causes of bloody urine is kidney stones that rake the walls of the urinary tract on their way out thru your pee. They can pass up to ~ pea sized & you would remember it happening. Other traumatic events, infection or tumor would round out my initial worries. All will require you visit your doctor & get some testing done. Wait it out & u may loose your chance. ...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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Is blood in urine a sign of bladder cancer?

Is blood in urine a sign of bladder cancer?

Needs attention: It is not normal to have even a trace blood in the urine , it could simple infection, or early kidney damage, or even a tumor need to see your physician to find the cause. ...Read more

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Would having no visible blood and bacteria present in urine without other infection symptoms indicate bladder cancer?

Would having no visible blood and bacteria present in urine without other infection symptoms indicate bladder cancer?

Not clear what you w: It is unclear as to what you want to know. Do you want to know symptoms of bladder cancer? This cancer typically presents with painless hematuria (blood in the urine). But some patients may have pain or sudden stoppage of urine flow if their tumor is polypoid but the blockage is intermittent. Urinary infections can also be a presenting feature in some cases. ...Read more

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If my blood and urine tests are normal, can I be sure I don't have bladder cancer?

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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What are symptoms of bladder cancer? Lot of pain detected trace of blood in urine

What are symptoms of bladder cancer? Lot of pain detected trace of blood in urine

Blood: Blood in the urine,whether visible or a trace on dipstick,is the most common way bladder tumors present.If you have blood in your urine you need to see a doctor and get it checked.Best wishes. ...Read more

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Micro blood in urine- 250+ result..Nurse said it was max. Dad had bladder cancer. Does this indicate cancer?32y/o woman who has never smoked.

Micro blood in urine- 250+ result..Nurse said it was max. Dad had bladder cancer. Does this indicate cancer?32y/o woman who has never smoked.

Micro hematuria: Microhematuria in a 32-year-old female who has never smoked is not very likely to be due to bladder cancer. Bladder cancer is not really genetic in nature. Despite that, you should have a hematuria workup which would include imaging of your kidneys as well as a cystoscopy and a variety of possible urine studies. ...Read more

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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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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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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