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Thickening Of The Bladder Wall In Men
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
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
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
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
Strait catheter: Unfortunately, this complication is all too common in men, it does resolve but may take several hours. As one recovers from a spinal/epidural, the sacral nerve roots are among the last to recover. Autonomic innervation governs urine extrusion-the urinary sphincter dilating and bladder contracting. This reflex is transiently impaired in some. Catheterization may be performed if bladder overfill. ...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?
Can the bladder of a man prolapse? Can the prolapse of the bladder due to old age cause hermaturia?
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?
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Bladder strep germs: Bladder strep germs are usually group b streptococcus, which are common germs in the colon, which don't have much difficulty getting into the bladder (which is why always to wipe front to back). The symptoms are those of an ordinary bladder infection, burning, frequency, urgency when you pee. Sometimes the germ causes no symptoms. The problem is greatest during pregnancy as it can infect baby. ...Read more
No.: In several decades of oncology practice, I can recall only one such case. ...Read more
Depends on stage: If caught early and operated, this relatively uncommon tumor is very survivable. ...Read more
Yes: If gallstones are present and the patient has symptoms related to the gallstones, the gallbladder should be removed. In healthy people, with no symptoms in which the stones were discovered incidentally, there is no indication to operate. ...Read more
Here are some...: The occurrence of bladder and urethral prolapse attributes to combined inevitably impairing and damaging support of pelvic floor muscles for urethra, vagina, uterus, & bladder from childbirth injury, aging, & its postmenopausal hormonal deficiency. More? Seek & ask your gyn-doc timely while seeking evaluation and counseling. ...Read more
Difficult to tell: It would be good to have more information on what other symptoms you are experiencing. If you suspect urinary problems usually those are characterized with urine burning sensation, urgency, hesitancy, frequency when urinating. If you have flank pain especially with fever, nausea, vomiting the kidneys might have infection. If you are having these type of symptoms get an appointment to see your doctor. ...Read more
In the beginning...: Nearly every part of the inside of the human body started as an infolding of tissue during embryologic development. Once fully developed, they mature into very complicated organs that are anything but "infoldings" Best wishes! ...Read more
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