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How would you know if you a bladder infection or bladder cancer?

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

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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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Do urinary infections eventually lead to bladder cancer?

Do urinary infections eventually lead to bladder cancer?

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 more

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Can you get anaplastic bladder cancer after a bladder infection.?

Can you get anaplastic bladder cancer after a bladder infection.?

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 more

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Bladder sling, infection past 3yrs, max growth in culture, flesh partials in culture, possible bladder cancer? ?

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 more

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I had BCG chemo for bladder cancer & developed serious infection requiring hospitalization. What other chemo drug can be used?

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 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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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

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

Cancer : based on your age the probability is low for a bladder cancer. Non smokers also reduce their risk. Did you get a urine culture and are you on any OTC meds or any abx ? I would look for cause and see a kidney doc. ...Read more

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60 yr old male, blood in urine, painful urination, bladder pain, Tests say no stones or infection. Cysto scheduled. It is always bladder cancer?

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60 yr old male, blood in urine, painful urination, bladder pain, Tests say no stones or infection. Cysto scheduled. It is always bladder cancer?

Not necessarily: Did you get a CAT scan of the kidneys and ureters already? I realize this may be causing some anxiety for you, but we don't want to jump to conclusion too soon without having all the test results. ...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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How do I know if I have bladder cancer?

How do I know if I have bladder cancer?

MD: If you notice blood in the urine or have any other suspicious urinary symptoms, you may need to see an urologist who will likely do a cystoscopy for diagnosis. ...Read more

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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?

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 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?

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 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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Is there anyone with words of encouragement I can send to my mom who was just told she has bladder cancer?

Bladder cancer: In most cases it can be managed successfully with medications like a chronic disease. A minority will have more aggressive cancer. First stop smoking. ...Read more

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Where can I take urine test (BTA-Stat)for bladder cancer? I 'm looking for the BTA urine test in Houston area.

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

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What happens if you have cis bladder cancer and have decided not to have a cystectomy. i'd like to hear about your experie?

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 more

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Grandpa has bladder cancer and CLL leukemia. What causes these? So i know what to do to avoid ever developing either of these

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

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


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Infection (Definition)

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