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What kind of cancer can it be if you have blood in the urine?

What kind of cancer can it be if you have blood in the urine?

Needs evaluation: Any degree of blood in the urine (whether its microscopic or visible/gross) needs to be fully evaluated. Sources of blood in the urine may be either benign (e.g., infection, stones) or malignant. A malignancy anywhere in the urinary tract may cause hematuria - from the kidenys all the way dwn to the urethra. This is why patients need imaging and cystoscopy to evaluate hematuria. ...Read more

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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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What are the causes and symptoms of a bladder infection? I need to know if it's possible that I have it. Is it in you stomach, or reproductive organs?

What are the causes and symptoms of a bladder infection? I need to know if it's possible that I have it. Is it in you stomach, or reproductive organs?

Bacteria in bladder: Germs enter bladder via urethra, attatch to bladder wall & multiply. Cause burning urethral or bladder pain with urination. Cause urinary frequency & urgency. Give urine a bad odor. Can cause pelvic &/or kidney/back pain at lower rib level. Infection can be detected by urine test. Infection can reach kidneys but does go elsewhere in abdomen or into reproductive organs. ...Read more

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When you have a urine test then they do a fish test is that to determine the type of cancer?

When you have a urine test then they do a fish test is that to determine the type of cancer?

Yes.: Fluorescence in situ hybridization is a technique which helps identify specific abnormalities in the dna of the studied cells. This can be used to identify the specific genetic makeup of the cancer therefore allowing precise targeting. ...Read more

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What can occur if you gave blood to a type that can't receive that kind of blood?

What can  occur if you gave blood to a type that can't receive that kind of blood?

Immune reaction: The body identifies the foreign red cells and launches attack to destroy "invaders." The cells are destroyed by immune system, proteins/cell components get filtered out by kidneys, but can overload and cause kidney injury--> failure and shock. In sick patient, can be fatal (=why crossmatch process is so intensive). ...Read more

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I had a urine test done & everything was normal. What are some of the things that a urine test can determine? Can it determine if you have any cancers

I had a urine test done & everything was normal. What are some of the things that a urine test can determine? Can it determine if you have any cancers

Limited use: Urinalysis picks up a very limited number of things, many of which are of considerable importance, but it's no screen for general health. A kidney or bladder cancer or stone can produce blood in the urine; an infection can introduce white cells. Some crystals may warn of stones. ...Read more

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I am curious if cancer of throat or of the stomach, what will be the common or advanced blood test result?

I am curious if cancer of throat or of the stomach, what will be the common or advanced blood test result?

No blood tests help: Cancers of the organs do not show up in blood tests. They typically require a biopsy for microscopic examination. That is how a diagnosis of cance ris commonly made excpet in blood cancers, where a blood test may be able to help in arriving at a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What to do if I have blood in my urine and people say that it might be a kidney stone?

What to do if I have blood in my urine and people say that it might be a kidney stone?

Possibly : Blood in the urine may be caused by many condiitions. Kidney stones are a possibility, but bladder cancer and kidney cancer cab alos present with blood in the urine. You should see a urologist as soon as possible for the appropriate evaluation. ...Read more

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Is there a type of blood test that you can take to determine if you have anymore Accutane in your system?

Accutane levels: An 80 mg dose of 14c-isotretinoin as a liquid had a half-life of 90 hours. Metabolites of Isotretinoin and any conjugates are ultimately excreted in the feces and urine in relatively equal amounts with half-lives of roughly one day. After 5-6 half lives you should be essentially free of drug. Levels can be done but may be quite costly. If you want to become pregnant would wait a week or more. ...Read more

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Does it have to be a certain stage of lung cancer you have in order to cough of blood?

Does it have to be a certain  stage of lung cancer you have in order to cough of blood?

Not really: Bleeding or hemoptysis occurs when a tumor erodes the lining of one of the airways or bronchi causing bleeding. This can happen in any stage of lung cancer. ...Read more

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What are the conditions that can make you have blood in the stool (bright red)?

What are the conditions that can make you have blood in the stool (bright red)?

Several: diverticula, rectal lining tears, hemorrhoids, colitis, polyps and most worrisome tumors. If having bright red blood per rectum it should be checked by your physician to find the exact etiology. So you can relax and not worry. ...Read more

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When there is blood in the urine but your not on your period, what might be that mean ?

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When there is blood in the urine but your not on your period, what might be that mean ?

Hematurea: Could be indication of irritation to kidneys, ureters, urethra, or contaminant. Best to consult your pcp for urine testing. ...Read more

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What does it indicate of you have blood in your stool?

What does it indicate of you have blood in your stool?

GI issue: Can be from many things: hemorrhoid; diverticular disease, cancer, inflammatory or infectious conditions, trauma, etc. Should be seen by a dr for evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have blood in stool and discharge is it a disease?

What to do if I have blood in stool and discharge is it a disease?

STD check needed?: If you have had receptive anal intercourse -- whether you are a woman or a man who has sex with men -- these symptoms are suspicious for a rectal STD, such as gonorrhea, chlamydia, or herpes. If so, your partner(s) also need to be checked. ...Read more

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Is it true that you can tell if u have a kidney infection or any type of infection from your urine?

Is it true that you can tell if u have a kidney infection or any type of infection from your urine?

Possible: Doing an analysis of the urine can check for bacteria or agents that would cause an infection in your bladder or kidneys. ...Read more

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If the male does not have Schistosomiasis, what may cause blood and crystals to be present in urine ?

If the male does not have Schistosomiasis, what may cause blood and crystals to be present in urine ?

Hematuria: several things can cause blood and crystals, schistosomiasis would be probably the last thing I would think of. Dehydration, over exercise, kidney stones are just a few more common things. An evaluation by a urologist may be helpful for you. ...Read more

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Hi i found out that having blood on your stool or anus can cause cancer. That happens to me sometimes not all the time. Is it normal?

Hi i found out that having blood on your stool or anus can cause cancer. That happens to me sometimes not all the time. Is it normal?

Other way around: Blood in stool may be an indication of colon cancer. Blood in stool does not cause cancer, it is one of the signs of cancer. Blood in stool is not normal and you should consult your doctor. It may be as simple as pile, but even those can cause anemia.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a bladder infection in women and what should be done about it?

What are the signs of a bladder infection in women and what should be done about it?

"Frequency"the movie: Urinary tract or bladder infections usually start with frequency, burning on urination, and pain. It would be difficult to sit through a 2 hour movie and the director(md) needs to treat it with antibiotics, many women don't have any symptoms yet have bacteria in their urine, so have the md do a "snapshot"(urine culture and sensitivity lab test) to be certain. ...Read more

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Can a dr tell during a colposcopy if the biopsy they take of the cervix is bad? Does cancer have a certain feature they can see? What about infection

Can a dr tell during a colposcopy if the biopsy they take of the cervix is bad?  Does cancer have a certain feature they can see? What about infection

Sometimes yes,: sometimes no. Most biopsies they cannot tell,but if there's a large growth,its appearance may be telltale for cancer. ...Read more

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Can blood work tell you if you have cancer of the throat?

Not likely.: These kind of cancers are usually deternined by clinical findings. Oral cancers usually present as nonhealing ulcers that can be painful. Hoarseness can be an early sign of throat cancer. But, at this time, there appears to be no blood test or set of readings to detect this. ...Read more

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Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more