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Thickening of the bladder wall in men cancer?

Thickening of the bladder wall in men cancer?

Could be.: Inflammation and infection among other things could also cause bladder wall thickening. We usually ask urologist to evaluate. May need cystoscopy. ...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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What could cause circumferential thickening of the bladder wall? Ct scan said mine was 8mm...I read that this is above norm. Is that true?

What could cause circumferential thickening of the bladder wall?  Ct scan said mine was 8mm...I read that this is above norm.  Is that true?

Upper limit: Of normal for bladder thickness is 5-6 mm. Thickening can occur from multiple causes. From your symptoms i would suspect increased internal bladder pressure from prostate enlargement (causing the wall to thicken) or inflammation/infection of the bladder (cystitis). A urologist can help sort this out. ...Read more

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My sonogram shows thickening of the bladder walls and urinalysis test said i had blood.No pain but I have urinary frecuency. What can this be?

My sonogram shows thickening of the bladder walls and urinalysis test said i had blood.No pain but I have urinary frecuency. What can this be?

See Dr./get workup.: Painless hematuria, or blood in the urine is an ominous sign that something may be going on in your bladder or kidneys. You are young for a possible cancer here but you might have cystitis or bladder infection. See your doctor for more tests and treatment if it is a cystitis or uti. ...Read more

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My CT scan shows low potassium and thickening of the bladder walls what does this look like for me?

My CT scan shows low potassium and thickening of the bladder walls  what does this look like for me?

Need more info. : It's impossible for a ct scan or any imaging modality to show low potassium (k+). Many conditions and medications can lead to low k+. A thickened bladder wall can also be secondary to various conditions, most comonly to bladder outlet obstruction. Unfortunately, it is difficult to give you an answer which such little info and with only 400 characters, well you get the pic. ...Read more

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Hello . is thickening of my bladder wall permanent ,serious and how is it treated ?

Hello . is thickening of my bladder wall permanent ,serious and how is it treated ?

Bladder wall: Thickening of the bladder wall is not a disease, it's a clinical sign. In other words, it's something a doctor can see on ultrasound or CT scan, but it is only INDICATIVE of a possible disease...it does not CONFIRM any particular disease. It can be anything from a very mild problem to very serious problem, and you must follow up with your doctor to discover the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Ct shows mild circumferential thickening of urinary bladder wall(8mm), no inflammation. Report states it may be chronic cystitis. What does it mean?

Ct shows mild circumferential thickening of urinary bladder wall(8mm), no inflammation. Report states it may be chronic cystitis. What does it mean?

Chronic inflamation: Cystitis is by definition an inflammation/infection of the bladder. Chronic cystitis is just what it says, a long term inflammation which has resulted over a long term in thickening of the bladder wall. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with inflamation of my intestines I have two cysts on my ovaries and thickening of my bladder wall i also have a punctate right middle lobe subpeural nodule and amvery bloated and gassy what does all this mean?

I have been diagnosed with inflamation of my intestines I have two cysts on my ovaries and thickening of my bladder wall i also have a punctate right middle lobe subpeural nodule and amvery bloated and gassy what does all this mean?

Hard to say: It sounds like many different problems. Best advice is to follow up with your md , make a list of questions about each problem and ask him to explain until have answers. If you don't feel you are getting all the answers seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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Reasons for diffuse thickening of bladder wall ?

Reasons for diffuse thickening of bladder wall ?

Bladder Wall: This is usually a term noted on ultrasound or ct scan reports. It usually indicates an under distended bladder, UTI or bladder outlet obstruction, most commonly bph. Very occaasionally in the right clinical setting there my be a concern about bladder cancer. ...Read more

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I ve been treated for more than 4 years of pre ulcerous & chronic colitis &thickening of the gall bladder wall (but still have chronic cholecystitis)?

I ve been treated for more than 4 years of pre ulcerous & chronic colitis &thickening of the gall bladder wall (but still have chronic cholecystitis)?

Isolated: Gallbladder wall thickening on an ultrasound or ct scan, without gallstones, may have no meaning. Needs more evaluation such as hida scan. Thickening of the gallbladder without gallstones can be from liver or protein abnormalities, or other benign situations. If it is from gallstones, then surgery may be indicated to remove the gallbladder. ...Read more

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22 wk fetal ultrasound completely normal. The doc remarked a tiny thickening of bladder wall. Fluid fine, kidneys and bladder normal. Should i worry?

22 wk fetal ultrasound completely normal. The doc remarked a tiny thickening of bladder wall. Fluid fine, kidneys and bladder normal. Should i worry?

No Worries: this is an incidental finding, doesn't really mean anything. If your doctor is concerned about it he will follow it with serial ultrasounds. You have enough to worry about being pregnant having diabetes and dealing with life's ever changing challenges. Congratulations on your upcoming child! ...Read more

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48 white male severe dysuria, moderate hematuria x 4wks. Failed bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) doxycycline, rapiflo. Cysto:thickening anterior bladder wall; cause?

Regroup: Regroup and review the data. A careful review of the upper urinary tract imaging and bladder biopsy/cytology/fish studies should be reviewed. You may need to be re-studied, have new cultures done, etc in order to find your diagnosis. ...Read more

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My son is age 25 is in stage 3 kidney disease. His biopsy said something about a thickened bladder wall. What does this mean?

Chronic inflammation: The tissue of the bladder which includes the lining and the muscle layer becomes swollen and scarred in response to chronic inflammation or chronic straining to void, especially if there is mild narrowing of the urethra. Causes of kidney disease are multiple, but repeated infection and also reflux of urine from bladder back to kidney are common. ...Read more

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Low abdomen pain, mod blood in urine, thickened bladder wall. infection or something more concerning.

Sounds like: a finding on CT scan. Thickened bladder wall can be caused by infection, but bladder cancer is possibility. Consult with a urologist for accurate diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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I had chemo and radio therapy for stage 4 bladder cancer, after 6 months a CT said it went to stage 1. No blood/pain but now thickened bladder wall?

I had chemo and radio therapy for stage 4 bladder cancer, after 6 months a CT 
said it went to stage 1. No blood/pain but now thickened bladder wall?

Here are some…: Congratulation for experiencing favorable response to chemo & radiotherapy for stage IV cancer. The bladder wall thickening with subsequent more urinary frequency is entirely expected. I'm sure your doctor will instruct you how to cope with it. Of note, despite favorable response, a lifelong follow-up it is still needed. For more individual detail, ask your urologist & oncologists. Best wish… ...Read more

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During radiation for colon cancer, there was a wall thickening of the bladder, but the doctor told my husband that theres nothing to worry. What could?

During radiation for colon cancer, there was a wall thickening of the bladder, but the doctor told my husband that theres nothing to worry. What could?

Depends: Bladder thickening may be nothing but should probably be investigated further. A few details would help: what was the stage and location of the colon cancer? What kind of surgery did he have? If it was rectal cancer (most likely since he got radiation) did he also get chemotherapy and was it given with radiation, after surgery, before surgery or all? Does he have any urinary bleeding or burning? ...Read more

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With a psa of 13 and the wall of the bladder shows thickening was does that mean?

Here are some...: What is your age? In general, >4ng/ml is considered to be high. To sort out the conflicting and confusing info on PSA & its use in its 46-yr life, please peruse articles in PSA/its Use & Prostate Cancer/ its care in http://formefirst.com/FreeInfoProstate.html. For bladder wall thickening, it suggests you might have long-term bladder outlet obstruction leading to bladder high-pressure work.... ...Read more

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I recently had an abdominal ct scan. The report states that the bladder wall is mildly thickened. What does that mean?

I recently had an abdominal ct scan.  The report states that the bladder wall is mildly thickened. What does that mean?

Probably nothing: What symptoms? do you smoke? Any family history of bladder cancer? A lot more questions need to be answered before a doctor can give you a real answer. ...Read more

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Had a ct scan revealled i had 2 mm stone but they are worried about thickening of the bladder and want me infor a camera op is that serious?

Had a ct scan revealled i had 2 mm stone but they are worried about thickening of the bladder and want me infor a camera op is that serious?

Cystoscopy : Thickening of the bladder wall can be normal if the CT was taken when your bladder wasn't full. But it can also be caused by infection or cancer. This is not to get you worried, but to say that it can be many different things. Your doctor wants to put a camera shaped like a small tube through the urethra to look directly at the bladder wall (cystoscope) and make sure everything is ok. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have to wait over a month for a cystoscope after presenting with thickening of the bladder, abdominal and back pain and blood in urine?

Is it normal to have to wait over a month for a cystoscope after presenting with thickening of the bladder, abdominal and back pain and blood in urine?

Quality: Quality of care depends on many factors. Most likely you urologist did not feel that there is urgency. With incoming changes in insurance market due to healthcare change wait time will become longer. Acces to specialists will be limited. I hope you will get better. ...Read more

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Bladder Problems (Definition)

In a broad sense, bladder problems may be defined as any undesirable changes affecting its ability to comfortably store the urine and ...Read more