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Should I be worried if my bladder biopsy shows undifferentiated carcinoma?

Should I be worried if my bladder biopsy shows undifferentiated carcinoma?

Possibly: Undifferentiated carcinoma means that the tumor is not showing the normal patterns seen for a transitional or urothelial (lining of the bladder) tumor. However, undifferentiated tumors are usually very active in growth: which means they also respond better and more completely to radiation, chemotherapy or other methods of treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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Afte a bladder biopsy is there a scab inside my bladder that has to make it through my penis?

Afte a bladder biopsy is there a scab inside my bladder that has to make it through my penis?

Should not be: Urine contains fibrinolysins which dissolve small clots so scabs following biopsy, this are usually dissolves them. Clots can occur if there is significant bleeding after a bladder biopsy. Urologists invariably cauterize any bleeding vessels at the biopsy site if bleeding is present after biopsy which usually takes care of the problem.. ...Read more

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Will a bladder biopsy help my doctor figure out if my bladder infection is very serious?

Will a bladder biopsy help my doctor figure out if my bladder infection is very serious?

Its Contraindicated: Unless a cystoscopy must be perfomed emergently, the procedure is contraindicated in the presence of a bladder infection. A cystoscopy and bladder biopsy could lead to a massive infection, sepsis, and possibly death if performed while there is an untreated urinary infection. ...Read more

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What does the doctor do during a bladder biopsy, and how does that help him figure out whether I have cancer?

What does the doctor do during a bladder biopsy, and how does that help him figure out whether I have cancer?

Endoscopy: The office procedure is performed by placing a telescope into the bladder and looking at the entire lining of the bladder for irregularities. Any abnormalities noted must be biopsied for a definitive diagnosis since physical changes in the lining of the bladder may mimic cancer or other benign conditions. However, the biopsy will determine if there is cancer or a benign condition present. ...Read more

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I was wondering is a cystoscopy (bladder biopsy) standard procedure if you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer?

Not routinely: I have not seen a cystoscopy routinely done for prostate cancer. It could be considered if the cancer was very advanced and there was suspicion of bladder invasion. It could be considered to evaluate blood with urination to find the source of bleeding. ...Read more

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What does a cd117 stain on a bladder biopsy show exactly?

Mast cells: Among other things, this lights up mast cells, which tend to be increased in interstitial cystitis which may be a diagnostic consideration. Leave interpretation up to the pathologist; if there's a question, ask for a few other pathologists to look at the biopsy. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need a bladder biopsy?

Common for ? cancer: Bladder biopsy is necessary in all cases of suspected or proven bladder tumors. Suspected by abnormal appearing area/s or lesions in bladder lining. Necessary to make complete diagnosis when tumor is found by cystoscopy, ultrasound, ct or mri. Pathology of biopsy specimen helps to identify + grade type + severity of malignancy. As well as degree of invasion (stageing). Necessary to plan treatment. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bladder biopsy?

A small tissue piece: A bladder biopsy is typically done during a cystoscopy whereby a urologist inserts a special camera into the bladder and is able to take a piece of tissue (biopsy) to be further examined by a pathologist under the microscope. The pathologist then makes a specific diagnosis which can range from benign to malignant. ...Read more

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I had a bladder biopsy done a month a go, everytime I do some lifting i see blood on my urine, why?

I had a bladder biopsy done a month a go, everytime  I do some lifting i  see blood on my urine, why?

Bladder Biopsy: The biopsy could have been performed because you had experienced unrelenting signs of an infection, or, unlikely at your age, there was concern about a tumor. The connection of gross hematuria (blood) to lifting may reflect that the site of the biopsy hasn't healed quite yet, but continued bleeding suggests that the original problem hasn't been diagnosed yet. I would follow up with your urologist. ...Read more

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Why are biopsys done? Docs have done my gall bladder biopsy reports are awaited

To give info.: Biopsies help provide information as to what exactly caused the disease in you. The answer will help with treatment options. In the case of your gall bladder, you may have gall stones and figuring out what type of stones they are may help your dr. Tell you what foods you should or should not eat more of, etc. Biopsies will also let us know if there are any malignant cells. ...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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Biopsy (Definition)

Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more