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Will having a bladder biopsy cause problems urinating?

Will having a bladder biopsy cause problems urinating?

Yes: Having a bladder biopsy may cause temporary urinary symptoms with voiding due to bladder irritability from the biopsy itself. As the bladder heals from the biopsy, these symptoms resolve and urinary function will return to normal. Symptoms usually include burning with urination, urinary frequency, and suprapubic pressure. ...Read more

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


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I had a bladder biopsy done a month a go, everytime I do some lifting i see blood on my urine, why?

I had a bladder biopsy done a month a go, everytime  I do some lifting i  see blood on my urine, why?

Bladder Biopsy: The biopsy could have been performed because you had experienced unrelenting signs of an infection, or, unlikely at your age, there was concern about a tumor. The connection of gross hematuria (blood) to lifting may reflect that the site of the biopsy hasn't healed quite yet, but continued bleeding suggests that the original problem hasn't been diagnosed yet. I would follow up with your urologist. ...Read more

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Blood in urine two weeks after bladder biopsy - normal?

Blood in urine two weeks after bladder biopsy - normal?

Biopsy scab: Bleeding 10 days to 2 weeks after biopsy is common and usually reflects sloughing of the scab formed when the biopsy was taken. It usually is a self limited process (resolves on its own) unless the biopsy was from a tumor, in which case the bleeding will be more unpredictable. ...Read more

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Staphylococcus was found to be in my bladder biopsy - what causes this bug? Could it be the reason for my severe inflammation and bleeding?

Staphylococcus was found to be in my bladder biopsy - what causes this bug? Could it be the reason for my severe inflammation and bleeding?

Sure?: Are you very sick? Acute hemorrhagic cystitis is not uncommon, and usually resolved quickly with antibiotics. Did you have urine culture? If really sick from uti, blood culture may be required. Usually, no cystoscopy and biopsy are done at acute phase of cystitis. So, correlation with urine culture, blood culture, and current bladder biopsy would be interesting and useful to sort out what... ...Read more

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What does a cd117 stain on a bladder biopsy show exactly?

Mast cells: Among other things, this lights up mast cells, which tend to be increased in interstitial cystitis which may be a diagnostic consideration. Leave interpretation up to the pathologist; if there's a question, ask for a few other pathologists to look at the biopsy. ...Read more

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Having a bladder biopsy scared its going to hurt as not under general anesthetic will it? Wat can they find from this? Having laparoscopy also asap

Having a bladder biopsy scared its going to hurt as not under general anesthetic will it? Wat can they find from this? Having laparoscopy also asap

Bladder biopsy : I can think of only one common reason to perform a bladder biopsy on a 21-year-old female. If they are searching for causes of urgency , frequency and pelvic pain they may be trying to rule out interstitial cystitis. Bladder biopsies can sometimes help with make this diagnosis. I, however have always performed these in conjunction with hydrodistention of the bladder under general or IV sedation. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if my bladder biopsy shows undifferentiated carcinoma?

Should I be worried if my bladder biopsy shows undifferentiated carcinoma?

Possibly: Undifferentiated carcinoma means that the tumor is not showing the normal patterns seen for a transitional or urothelial (lining of the bladder) tumor. However, undifferentiated tumors are usually very active in growth: which means they also respond better and more completely to radiation, chemotherapy or other methods of treatment. ...Read more

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Why are biopsys done? Docs have done my gall bladder biopsy reports are awaited

Why are biopsys done? Docs have done my gall bladder biopsy reports are awaited

To give info.: Biopsies help provide information as to what exactly caused the disease in you. The answer will help with treatment options. In the case of your gall bladder, you may have gall stones and figuring out what type of stones they are may help your dr. Tell you what foods you should or should not eat more of, etc. Biopsies will also let us know if there are any malignant cells. ...Read more

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Afte a bladder biopsy is there a scab inside my bladder that has to make it through my penis?

Afte a bladder biopsy is there a scab inside my bladder that has to make it through my penis?

Should not be: Urine contains fibrinolysins which dissolve small clots so scabs following biopsy, this are usually dissolves them. Clots can occur if there is significant bleeding after a bladder biopsy. Urologists invariably cauterize any bleeding vessels at the biopsy site if bleeding is present after biopsy which usually takes care of the problem.. ...Read more

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What does the doctor do during a bladder biopsy, and how does that help him figure out whether I have cancer?

What does the doctor do during a bladder biopsy, and how does that help him figure out whether I have cancer?

Endoscopy: The office procedure is performed by placing a telescope into the bladder and looking at the entire lining of the bladder for irregularities. Any abnormalities noted must be biopsied for a definitive diagnosis since physical changes in the lining of the bladder may mimic cancer or other benign conditions. However, the biopsy will determine if there is cancer or a benign condition present. ...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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Biopsy (Definition)

Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more