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What are the symptoms of cancer?

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Dr. Matt Wachsman

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Posted on Tue, 21 Aug 2018 in General Health
Question: what's the most prevalent way cancer shows in a person?
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Answered by Dr. Matt Wachsman 1 hour later
Hello,

There are the standard 7 warning signs of cancer these are based on particular types of cancer. Lung cancer would be chronic cough. Rectal cancer would be change in stool character or bleeding. Liver problems would be with several cancers when they invade into the cancer.

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Follow up: Dr. Matt Wachsman 2 hours later
I had microscopic hematuria in my urine without a uti. They sent me to a urologist. They did another UA, rectal check, CT Scan of my abdominal and pelvic area, cystoscopy, and PSA. Said everything was normal. Since then I've passed out a few times. They did 2 CT Scan of my head, blood work and chest xrays. They still say nothing is wrong. They say I have health anxiety, GAD, and Depression. Put me on Effexor ER. I also have gallstones and 2 biinguinal hernias. Do you those two things could cause gas, bloating and lower back pain. And do you think I should trust them when they say it's anxiety?
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Answered by Dr. Matt Wachsman 10 hours later
Brief Answer:
There are things that are worrisome and those that are not.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Inguinal hernias, gallstones, and for that matter clogged arteries in the heart and brain, are only going to have benefit to be fixed if there is a definite symptom or problem from them being there.

Microscopic hematuria is a potential sign of cancer. The risk in a 50 year old of cancer is quite possible. The general recommendation would be IVP WITH XXXXXXX to look for renal cancer and cystoscopy with biopsy to look for bladder cancer. The risk of the cancer is far more than the risk of the procedures.

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1201/p747.html
whoopsie.... I was more right than I thought. five percent risk. huh.

I cannot say in your particular case and give particular recommendations on you without directly interacting with you. But. Five Percent Risk in a male over age 25.

A cancer below the belt is not going to cause fainting unless there is serious overall spread of malignancy that heck, an exam across the street would probably show and certainly would show on a head scan (but it is a better head scan with dye). Causes of fainting are either really obvious or mostly aren't found. The ability to say "I do not know the cause" is one of a few very serious mental blocks in physicians. So, unlikely to be cancer in someone who's had a head scan and an evaluation. And, arrhythmia, stroke, tia, seizure while they could still be a cause would mostly have been found by now and mostly the cause isn't found.

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Follow up: Dr. Matt Wachsman 3 hours later
They think the fainting came from my anxiety. They say they've done extensive testing. That I have health anxiety. They put me on an antidepressant.
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Answered by Dr. Matt Wachsman 15 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Doesn't really relate to blood in the urine.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Sure, most people with a positive finding like blood in the urine will have some anxiety. I find doing enough testing that they cannot have anything seriously wrong is more helpful than anti-depressants for this.

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Follow up: Dr. Matt Wachsman 5 minutes later
Thank you. They have told me they've dine enough testing and that I just need to relax. That I'm mistaking normal body symptoms for things. That I'm letting my mind get the best of me.
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Answered by Dr. Matt Wachsman 3 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Well...

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Recommendations from XXXXXXX Family Practice are quite scientifically valid and yet, quite readable!
It can be shown to doctors and it often has an effect.
This is on the hematuria. For the fainting...it's hard to say what else could be done. An EKG should have been done already. They are inexpensive. Cardiac monitoring is now easy and inexpensive and can be done with a modified fitbit. BUT, it rarely shows something if monitoring in the ER and EKG did not.

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Follow up: Dr. Matt Wachsman 3 minutes later
Yeah they did an EKG also.
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Answered by Dr. Matt Wachsman 3 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Well, the hematuria is one thing, but the fainting is another

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

In one (blood in urine) there is an objective physical finding with a significant risk of a serious problem causing it. With the fainting:
1) there isn't objective findings and pretty much the head scan and a blood pressure and an EKG show all the serious possibilities.
2) anxiety can directly cause fainting but I don't see how it can possibly cause hematuria.
3) there isn't more testing for fainting

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Follow up: Dr. Matt Wachsman 4 minutes later
no they say that they done all the testing for the hematuria. This was all back in 2017. The urologist said I might be just one of those people who have blood in my urine every so often.
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Answered by Dr. Matt Wachsman 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
I refer you to the article

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

It is quite common for there to be unexplained hematuria. Small capillary bleeds, irregular prostate, kinks anywhere in the urinary system may all cause it. Things that increase bleeding can also trigger it.

But cystoscopy and IVP is usually done.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Dr. Matt Wachsman, Addiction Medicine Specialist
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