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Can bladder cancer cause microscopic hematuria. I'm 32 yrs old not a smoker but microstcopic hematuria persist. Ct scan normal. Can I rule out cancer?

Can bladder cancer cause microscopic hematuria. I'm 32 yrs old not a smoker but microstcopic hematuria persist. Ct scan normal. Can I rule out cancer?

Here are some...: To sort out what may cause microhematuria, please follow the instructions described in http://formefirst. Com/hematuria. Html & in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you surely gain much insight on how to work with doctor timely so to deduce the possible cause for microhematuria and how to manage it sensibly and realistically. ...Read more

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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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Can you have benign microscopic hematuria that isn't caused by bladder cancer, kidney stones, kidney disease etc?

Can you have benign microscopic hematuria that isn't caused by bladder cancer, kidney stones, kidney disease etc?

Here are some. ..: More than 100 reasons can be listed for microhematuria, i.e., >3 RBCs / HPF, and the odd from urinary malignancy is low at around 3 % in thorough work-up with imaging studies and cystoscopy, etc. Although Doc could not specifically give definite DX for all occasions, a proper attention to? UTI, ? obstruction, ? stones, ? tumors, and? Kidney inflammation of a wide range of causes should well cover... ...Read more

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Intermittent terminal hematuria, but dipstick negative. Could microscopic urianalysis reveal bladder cancer? If urianalysis negative, what other cause?

Intermittent terminal hematuria, but dipstick negative. Could microscopic urianalysis reveal bladder cancer? If urianalysis negative, what other cause?

Cysto: Terminal hematuria is likely from bladder or urethra. Has your doctor suggested cystoscopy? I would not be worried about bladder cancer in a 25 year old but giving you a cause would be guessing. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Fearful re: bladder cancer. Have had microscopic blood in urine for nearly 2 years. Told due to warfarin. Now bladder not completely emptying. Often.

Fearful re: bladder cancer. Have had microscopic blood in urine for nearly 2 years. Told due to warfarin. Now bladder not completely emptying. Often.

Not necessarily...: Blood in urine could be caused by multiple reasons. Most commonly UTI and stones. When it is painless it's worrisome for possible cancer but not necessarily. If you have been evaluated and already told it was caused by Coumadin (warfarin) most likely that is the reason. A cystoscopy gives a reliable diagnosis. Your symptoms could be caused by UTI so I advised you to see your pcp or urologist to evaluate further. ...Read more

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Had a cystoscopy 6 weeks ago, bladder cancer, turbt sched for nov 02, . Gros hematuria again for 4 days now. Should I just wait?

Had a cystoscopy 6 weeks ago, bladder cancer, turbt sched for nov 02, . Gros hematuria again for 4 days now. Should I just wait?

No: If I'm reading you right:you were found at cystoscopy in the beginning of July to have a bladder tumor and TUR of the tumor is scheduled for November. That is a 4 month wait. This would be unacceptable to me if I were the patient. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can bladder cancer be seen on ultrasound? If u/s shows no tumor, should further testing be done on a child with gross terminal hematuria? Not a uti.

Can bladder cancer be seen on ultrasound? If u/s shows no tumor, should further testing be done on a child with gross terminal hematuria? Not a uti.

Here are some. ..: Ultrasound study only gives a gross rough imaging assessment with low sensitivity for small lesions. So, it is an absolute saying no bladder cancer. Terminal gross hematuria suggests its origin from the urethra, especially prostate urethra. So, a cystourethroscopy under anesthesia is needed. But, how far an evaluation should go for? It should be individualized. So, ask and talk with Doc timely. ...Read more

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Bladder cancer runs in my family is it possible I have it even though my ultrasound looked good I have very BAD incontinence and have hematuria I'm 18?

Bladder cancer runs in my family is it possible I have it even though my ultrasound looked good I have very BAD incontinence and have hematuria I'm 18?

Unlikely: This can be caused by many things but usually infection or stones or trauma would be more likely for younger patients. Your primary physician can order urine cytology to detect early cancer if it is indicated after he/she examines you. ...Read more

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If a cystoscope and CT scans are negative can I be sure I don't have bladder cancer? I have micro hematuria asymptomatic

If a cystoscope and CT scans are negative can I be sure I don't have bladder cancer? I have micro hematuria asymptomatic

Most likely: You can be sure there is nothing big and obvious. A cystoscope will find lesions, masses or polyps that are quite small. There is always a risk of flat lesions or "carcinoma in situ", and if you are high risk, then periodic urine cytology or molecular testing may be helpful for screening. ...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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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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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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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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I had bladder cancer 15 years ago. I had a trace of blood inmy urine. The doctor scoped me and found no tumor. He sent my blood to get a full report. What else could be the cause of blood in urine?

Lots of things: Congratulations on your cancer survival. With blood in the urine it's certainly possible that the tumor had returned but the scope is reassuring so that's clearly positive. Could be infection causing the blood, could potentially still be treatment related though typically that would have happened earlier. Good luck. ...Read more

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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?

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?

No: Ultrasound is not a good way to detect bladder cancer unless the bladder cancer is big. Flat carcinoma in situ or small cancer cannot be seen with ultrasound. Do urine screening, if positive, do cystoscope exam. ...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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Is ct mri scan enough to rule out bladder cancer. I was told I had glomeruly but asked for those both just in case. Microspic blood in urine. 26 y old?

Is ct mri scan enough to rule out bladder cancer. I was told I had glomeruly but asked for those both just in case. Microspic blood in urine. 26 y old?

Consider more: I'd be more worried if I had glomerulonephritis, to tell you the truth. About 1% of folks have lifelong hematuria from thin-glomerular basement membrane non-disease, but you have to get worked up from time to time. Ask whether it's worth getting cystoscoped. Best wishes. ...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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I have both microscopic hematuria and mucus present in my urine. I am a 30 year-old female and terrified I have urachal cancer. How likely is this?

I have both microscopic hematuria and mucus present in my urine. I am a 30 year-old female and terrified I have urachal cancer. How likely is this?

Urachal cancer: I've only seen a handful of urachal cancers in the last 20 years. It would be very unlikely. Speak with your urologist. You may need to have an examination of your bladder with a cystoscope. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Is risk of bladder cancer with microscopic bld in urine still low in 32 year old non - smoker even if dad had it? Only other symptom low low back pn.

Is risk of bladder cancer with microscopic bld in urine still low in 32 year old non - smoker even if dad had it? Only other symptom low low back pn.

Rare: Bladder cancer in your age group would be quite unusual but microscopic hematuria is abnormal and should be checked out by a urologist. ...Read more

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What do microscopic urianalysis counts look like in a case of bladder cancer?

Varies: Urinalysis may reveal microscopic hematuria or it may be completely normal in the face of significant bladder cancer. The only reliable means of detecting bladder cancer is cystoscopy. ...Read more

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Ct scan showed partially distended bladder. What does that mean!? Also have microscopic hematuria.

Ct scan showed partially distended bladder. What does that mean!? Also have microscopic hematuria.

Normal: A partially distended urinary bladder is a frequest normal finding on a ct scan. This appearance of the bladder is unrelated to your microhematuria. ...Read more

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Had a kidney u/s for rt flank pain was neg a month ago. Now I have microscopic hematuria, going to see a urologist. Chances of bladder tumor?

Had a kidney u/s for rt flank pain was neg a month ago. Now I have microscopic hematuria, going to see a urologist. Chances of bladder tumor?

Microhematuria: I can't give you chances, but I can tell you that one of the reasons for Microhematuria is bladder cancer. But infection is also a reason, stones in the urinary system are a reason (they may not be seen on ultrasound), and there are other reasons. So rather than worry yourself sick, eat a few of those great walnuts grown around there, and wait and see what is going on. ...Read more

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What does bladder cancer look like?

What does bladder cancer look like?

Depends: Depends on how much it has evolved. Here is a good review on bladder cancer facts

http://www. Cancer. Net/cancer-types/bladder-cancer. ...Read more

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How often does bladder cancer recur?

How often does bladder cancer recur?

Frequently: Up to two-thirds of early bladder cancers recur within the bladder. Even for patients undergoing bladder removal surgery up to one-third can recur elsewhere in the body. ...Read more

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How does bladder cancer affect your body?

How does bladder cancer affect your body?

Varies: Bladder cancer may be found early and treated with local (intravesicular, intra = in, vesicular = bladder) therapy by a urologist. If the bladder cancer is muscle invasive surgery may be needed. Chemotherapy may be needed before or after surgery for advanced disease. Bladder cancer may present with blood in the urine or other urinary symptoms such as urinary frequency. ...Read more

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What does aggressive bladder cancer mean?

What does aggressive bladder cancer mean?

Grade and stage: There are typically two ways used together to describe baldder cancer- the grade describes the appearance of the cancer cells themselves and the stage describes the extent of involvement. "aggressive" by itself doesn't really mean much, though it suggests a higher grade tumor which could reasonably be thought to confer a worse prognosis than a lower grade one. Stage would still be critical info. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about bladder cancer?

What can you tell me about bladder cancer?

Here are some. ..: It's the malignancy starting off from bladder lining (urothelium) with >90% as TCC (transitional cell carcinoma), its highest incidence in men >60s and women >70s, >85% of them having gross or microscopic hematuria-usually painless & off and on, a most definite connection with tobacco smoking, around 1/5 of the patients having irritative voiding, as a lifelong disease so needing lifelong follow-up ...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


Dr. Michael Michaels
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Blood In Urine (Definition)

Hematuria is the presence of blood in the urine. When you can see the blood, it's called gross hematuria. When the blood can only be seen under a microscope it is known as microscopic hematuria. Hematuria can be caused by kidney stones, kidney infections, urinary tract infections, an enlarged prostate, cancer, certain medications, and ...Read more