Hi Doctor: I had my routine blood work done and
1+ UA Blood
6-10 UA RBC
I just had a CT scan done with contrast and there were no tumors found. The bladder was a little thickened but that was all on the CT scan of the entire body.
1. Is it still worrisome that cancer in the bladder or urinary tract can still be present?
2. Are the initial findings worrisome to you as a Urologist in regards to the RBC's found?
3. What would you do from here?
4. How important is it to get a clean catch. I cleaned, washed hands but did not stop midstream and just collected. However, I did three tests in 2 days and I am pretty certain the first one was not properly cleaned. Results were consistent though.
It is not worrisome
I do not find it worrisome and cancer is unlikely. However, standard procedure in case of blood in the urine and symptoms (pain, weight loss, a palpable mass, etc) would be a cystoscopy.
Hope this helps. Please let me know if you have further questions.