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I've heard there is an increased cancer rate among people who have urinary catheters and bags. I self-cath 5 or 6 times daily. Also cancer risk?

I've heard there is an increased cancer rate among people who have urinary catheters and bags. I self-cath 5 or 6 times daily. Also cancer risk?

Possible: Urinary catheters may cause irritation of the bladder or repeat infections. Both these may lead to mucosa changing from bladder type to squamous (skin) type, which can then become cancerous in some people. Without a catheter being in place in time this would be less likely. Other factors such as smoking, exposure to some chemicals, white race and older age may alter your risk. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Urinary (Definition)

Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), ...Read more


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Is increased urinary frequency normal during knee effusion? Thank you.

No: The two do not correlate unless you are taking a diuretic to get rid of lower extremity effusion. You could have some metabolic issues that could increase lower extremity swelling, and caused increase urination, but not specific one sided knee effusion. Different story if you are having any other infectious signs, such as fever, chills. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What happens when urobilinogen is positive?

What happens when urobilinogen is positive?

Indication of: Hemolysis. Presence of urobilinogen in urine is indicative of lysis of red cells though some cases of hepatitis also may produce this result. ...Read more

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What about a +3 urine urobilinogen?

What about a +3 urine urobilinogen?

Not good. Study:: https://www.google.com/#q=urobilinogen. Elevations c/w liver disease, hepatitis, cirrhosis, ?ed RBC death (hemolytic anemia), hepatic/biliary obstruction, etc. Acetominophen: chronic & ?ing doses notorious for liver dysfunction, NSAIDs (including 1's you list) known for ?ing clotting & cardiovascular events rates. Your primary physician always self. Study issues & seek help worthy of your trust. ...Read more

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Urobilinogen slightly raised but LFT's normal. Cause for concern?

Urobilinogen slightly raised but LFT's normal. Cause for concern?

Maybe: bilirubin can be raised for many reason including blockage to the bile duct by a gall stone and other reasons you must see your PCP ...Read more

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Can taking sulfamethoxazole ds couse a high urobilinogen reading?

Can taking sulfamethoxazole ds couse a high urobilinogen reading?

It shouldn't: Urobilinogen is excreted in urine but you would need other test to see what is producing it, liver? ...Read more