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Thickening Of The Bladder Wall
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
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
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
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
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
Ct shows mild circumferential thickening of urinary bladder wall (8mm), no inflammation. Report states it may be chronic cystitis. What does it 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
Had a ct scan done for lower back/abdominal pain. They told me I have thickening in my bladder wall. What can cause this?
I was diagnosed with mild thickening of bladder wall indicating mild cystitis. Is this report fine? Cuz I have only incontinence no pain
Cystitis: Although pain can be a symptom for some, it is not always present. If you are being treated and the symptoms resolve you will know. Did you get urinalysis too? ...Read more
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
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
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
Low abdomen pain, mod blood in urine, thickened bladder wall. Infection or something more concerning.
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
During radiation for colon cancer, there was a wall thickening of the bladder, but the doctor told my husband that there's nothing to worry. What could?
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
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
I recently had an abdominal ct scan. The report states that the bladder wall is mildly thickened. What does that mean?
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
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
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?
No: The amount of blood seen in the urine does not correlate with the degree of tumor invasion into the bladder muscle. The gold standard to determine the extent of invasion into the bladder muscle is to perform a special biopsy and evaluate for muscle invasion. One can have a little bleeding in the urine with a lot of muscle invasion or a lot of bleeding without muscle invasion. ...Read more
Hello Dr Bennett, I have experienced hardening of the bladder wall after chemo and radio treatment for stage 4 bladder cancer, will this condition go?
Will remain: Best results are for lesions of the mucosa. Once bladder wall invaded, especially with extension beyond the bladder then depending on overall situation, radical cystectomy with neobladder utilized. If lesion too advanced primary lesion therapy may be relegated to local RT chemo for control of symptoms. ...Read more
Hematuria in 34 year old cumadin patient. Urine tests shows no cancer cells. Ct shows calcification in the bladder wall. Why would be blood in urine?
Destruction: This is a process where a urologist will destroy and cauterize lesions within the bladder to treat visible lesions. These lesions may be causing problems such as bleeding or may be a small tumor or irregularity seen within the bladder with cystoscopy (a telescope used to look into the bladder). ...Read more
Further info needed:
Are you referring to a test result.
Lay reference to papillomaviral:
http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/human_papillomavirus. ...Read more
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