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How Would You Know If You A Bladder Infection Or Bladder Cancer
Symptoms: Pain with urination, urinary frequency, and passing blood in the urine can be symptoms of bladder cancer or infection. Sending a urine specimen to the lab can help differentiate the two, but the definitive test is a cystoscopy. In this exam a urologist inserts a camera into the bladder through the urethra and taking a sample of any abnormal growths. ...Read more
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
No: Urinary tract infections in the U.S. Have not been linked to the future development of bladder cancer. However, there is a bladder infection with a certain organism found in the middle east that commonly causes bladder cancer there; it is not an infection prevalent in the U.S. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: Bladder infections are quite common, especially in women and have not been shown to be causally related to carcinoma of the bladder. If a bladder cancer is detected along with a urinary infection, it may appear that infection led to cancer, when it happens to be a co-incidence. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bladder sling, infection past 3yrs, max growth in culture, flesh partials in culture, possible bladder cancer? ?
NOt really: Your question is a bit hard to understand. If you or family member had a sling for urinary stress incontinence, this can lead to bladder outlet obstruction and uti's. You need to be seen by a urologist and have a urodynamics test and cystoscopy to ensure no foreign body in the urethra or bladder (part of the sling). Cysto will evaluate for potential bladder tumor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had BCG chemo for bladder cancer & developed serious infection requiring hospitalization. What other chemo drug can be used?
It depends: Bcg sepsis is a known, yet uncommon complication of BCG treatment for bladder cancer. The next option really depends on your specific bladder cancer - your urologist will be bettre ablet o discuss this with you. The next option may be for intravesical mitomycing, intravesical valrubicin, or possibly cystectomy. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What are symtoms of bladder cancer? I had some bleeding, under ware stained been checked for infections don't have any vd, had my insides taken out years ago, burning iching lower pain, have taken the med actos, (pioglitazone)
Ultrasound found kidney infection.i have blood in urine but they did many other tests.if i had bladder cancer would it show in ultrasound?
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
Treated twice for uti, urine tests still showing high WBC but no infection, could this be bladder cancer? Pain lower left ab, cancer history in family
60 yr old male, blood in urine, painful urination, bladder pain, Tests say no stones or infection. Cysto scheduled. It is always bladder cancer?
Can epididymitis + cystitis be signs of (bladder) cancer? (no infection diagnosed, 2 week of preventive antibiotic, still blood in urine 1 week after)
I had a cyscoscopy and my dr says 50-50 that is bladder cancer, so to say 50-50 is for sure that I have cancer?
No: For sure would be 100%, no? I do not know what he/she meant with that statement but i assume he/she is waiting for a biopsy result. See what comes out of that before you get too anxious. If it is cancer, make sure you follow your doc's advise. Either way i wish you the best. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Bladder cancer may cause visible blood in the urine or microscopic blood in the urine which is only picked up by urine tests. Depending on the type of cancer, size, number of lesions, etc, blood may be visible to the naked eye but can also be absent with smaller lesions. Therefore, urine tests must be performed when bladder cancer is suspected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there anyone with words of encouragement I can send to my mom who was just told she has bladder cancer?
Where can I take urine test (BTA-Stat)for bladder cancer?
I 'm looking for the BTA urine test in Houston area.
Here are some...: Since this test has been effectively used as supplemental diagnostic tool for the patients known to have transitional cell carcinoma in urinary tract such as bladder, ureters, kidneys, etc. So, ask the treating urologists or nearby Pharmacy; they would be happy to help. ...Read more
What happens if you have cis bladder cancer and have decided not to have a cystectomy. i'd like to hear about your experie?
Think about decision: Assuming the diagnosis is correct, you have a very high probability of developing invasive bladder cancer. Perhaps seeking another opinion would help you weigh the pros and cons of your decision. Hopefully you are also aware that treatments for bladder cancer, once the tumor spreads beyond the bladder, are limited. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Grandpa has bladder cancer and CLL leukemia. What causes these? So i know what to do to avoid ever developing either of these
Preventention of Can: Cancer is primarily a disease of the older age groups (>65 year olds). From that perspective you are too young to worry about it. yet there are precautions you can/should take to reduce your risk of developing cancer. This requires you to live a Healthy lifestyle, meaning a healthy Diet(ample vegies and fruits) and regular exercise so that your weight is normal; stay away from Smoking and alcohol ...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
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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