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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

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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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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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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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How do you induce the bladder to empty itself with spinal epidurals in men?

How do you induce the bladder to empty itself with spinal epidurals in men?

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

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Is bloody urine a sign that bladder cancer has penetrated the wall of the bladder?

Is bloody urine a sign that bladder cancer has penetrated the wall of the bladder?

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

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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?

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

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Does the bladder heal itself over time?

Does the bladder heal itself over time?

Yes: Our bodies as a whole usually do a great job of self-repair; as long as there is nothing to hinder the work efforts. Examples include poor nutrition, certain disease processes, certain exogenous substances and medications. ...Read more

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Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


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