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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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Bladder Problems (Definition)

Bladder problems is a symptom in which a person has discomfort in his bladder (the bag-like part of the body that holds urine) or has urination (peeing) problems. Urination problems include difficulty starting, difficulty stopping, dribbling (leaking), peeing too often, blood in the urine, ...Read more