Bladder cancer

What is Bladder cancer?

Bladder cancer is a malignant neoplasm of epithelial lining of urinary bladder.

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hi thanks doc i m myself doing md in oncology i have a problem, since quite early in my age i started menstrubation and i used to have frequency of micturation wchich increased specificaly after manstrubation i m 37 now unmarried still manstrubate but now the symptoms seems to be increasing ,afrading is it prostate or bladder cancer although i know they r rare in my age but still worried

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Hi,
Thanks for using Healthcaremagic,
I have gone through the details provided by you.Masturbation is quite normal in young age and has no relation with development of cancer.

You are studying medicine so most likely it is some kind of infection which causes frequency and urinary symptoms.

It is...

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i had blood in my urine with my uti. two weeks after drugs i had just a little pink so i called dr and he put me on a three day dose. he was an on call dr over the phon nd he said it could be bladder cancer he scared me so much i am almost sick i will be seeing my dr on thrus. ithink his comment was way out of line do you? this is my firat uti.

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Hi,
Thanks for writing in.

Cancer of the urinary bladder is evaluated in a step wise approach.

First there may or may not be blood in the urine. This is evaluated by doing an ultrasound scan of urinary bladder as a basic investigation. If there is any cancerous area withing the urinary bladder...

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Yesterday morning, i awoke noticing small blood spots (size of a pea or less) on my underwear. the small blood spots continue in this second day. i've noticed slight pain just above left testicle and very slight lower abdomen discomfort. This has happened before. it has been approximately 2 years. went on for 2-3 days then nothing until yesterday. Had urologist perform uretheral and bladder inspection --> no issues such as bladder cancer found. as i recall, they ruled out bladder cancer, but didn't have a definitive explanation. seemed like they believed something of a benign nature and i just went on from there. due to prior experience i think i'm experiencing the same thing (e.g., prostatitis-I do have a slightly enlarged prostate (62 yo), but psa good and no indications of cancer (digital exam every 6 mos). Regardless, i suppose i should have another inspection of bladder and kidney. Thank you for your thoughts.

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Welcome to HCM and thanks for your query.
Since you are very health conscious, needless to write to undergo evaluation once again.
Normally, bladder cancer or blood in urine due to any cause blood SHOULD be part of the urine, either in he initial part of urine or through out the urine.
In...

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i bleeded during urination for 2 days then it stopped..i did urine test and rwsults came out with 120-13o rbc's and 5-8 wbc's. and a distinct trace of albumin..what does this indicate

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Brief Answer:
Get evaluated for bladder cancer again

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am sorry to hear about this recent blood in urine and the history of bladder cancer.

Having been diagnosed with bladder cancer before constitutes the greatest risk factor to have...

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Hi, for the past 8 weeks I have needed to urinate frequently. Some days I can go hours and others 4 times an hour, almost like I need to go as soon as I've been. My gp has checked a water sample and was normal and she thinks could be irritable bladder. I'm worried about bladder cancer.

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Hi,
Thanks for the query.


Having carcinoma bladder at this age is pretty unusual.

I would like to know whether you smoke or not?

Once the doubt has come to your mind, I will advise you to get your Ultrasound KUB(kidney,urinary bladder) and urine cytology examination done.

The possibilty of...

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sir,my age is 25yr i had hematuria for three days after that blood stop and after one month it repeated and stop after 3days.i consulted urologist and he adviced me some test ultrasound,urine r/m,cul, and some blood test.but all was clear and doc said not any problom to u and stop medcns.sir i want to ask to u these tests were enough for detect blader cancer or not?

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Hi, thank you for posting.

Except those test you've done you also need X-ray computed tomography(CT Scan) with contrast.
The results of Ct scan will show if you suffer from Bladder Papillary carcinoma.
If the results are negative you shoud control kidney function by x-ray with contrast.

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i have been experiencing blood in my urine off and on since april 20th. i did pass 5 grains of sand which my doctor said were kidney stones. that was the end of april but have blood sporadically since, no pain at all. im female,55 years,no family history,type 2 diabetes well controlled.im afraid i might have bladder cancer and have no insurance

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Hi, dear
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern.
There are many causes of hematuria. Kidney stones, kidney cancer, bladder cancer all can leads to blood in urine. You should go for ultrasound KUB.(Kidney, ureter, bladder) It will give you exact idea about cause. The you...

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Hi I have a appointment with specialist we'd but was wondering if I could get some answers now the doctors fount blood in my urine they said no infection and no kidney stones I have been passing blood two years I know but it took that long to found it wondering what it could be my mother had kidney cancer her mother bladder cancer I just one I pee slot with dull pain in back sweating and stay tired slot if I sneeze I pee Thanks for any help Lisa age 42 nc

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Hi Lisa, thanks for the question. Hematuria is caused by infection or non infection disease. Infection that cause hematuria such as urinary tract infection (UTI). UTI includes cystitis (infection in bladder) or pyelonephritis (infection of kidney). Hematuria because of infection is associated...

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my daughter has had some urges to urinate, no pain associated with this, but has excessive bleeding while urinating...bright red... and toilet is full of blood, she has had rectal cancer 5 years clean now, but this is something new...what are the signs of kidney or bladder cancer

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Bleeding , frequent urination, burning urination , rarely fever are the features of cancer, go for ultrasound of kidney it will rule out cancer, if its not cancer u have to go for blood tests to rule out any bleeding problems in her

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I had bladder cancer and my urologist treated me for 6 weeks with the BCG procedure which cleared the bladder cancer. However, he decided to give me three more of the procedures as a precautionary measure and since then I have been urinating every 2 hours night and day. I would appreciate any help with this problem, I am in my fourth year of this. Thank you for any help .

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Hi sir. I would like to know that only feequency is increased or u have burning during urination also. What happens iif u try to hold urine after 2 hrs. Please elaborate the symptoms.

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Recent questions on  Bladder cancer

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My wife had surgery to remove scar tissue in her abdominal area. Since the surgery she has had problems unrinating sometimes she can hardly pass a drop, sometimes she goes quite a bit. She has pain in her abdomen constantly. She finally went and saw her doctor who ran some tests and she is awaiting the results. The Doctor said he would be able to treat this in 2 different ways based on the test results. He did say that one thing that would affect the treatment would be is if I had another sexual partner. I was having an affair but it ended over a year ago. At this time my wife went for a full battery of testing all which came up negative. The Doctor said she may have a form of endometriosis on her bladder or she may have had several bladder infections that were really never cleared up. Any ideas?

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Hi I am Basically 57 years old recently had an open surgery to remove a 5 cm stone in my urinary bladder which was removed after almost 3 years.A well defined ,mucosal based soft tissue attenuation lesion approx 65x61x40 mm is still there in the urinary bladder arising from rt lateral wall and bulging into the lumen. During my operation cystoscopy was also done and a sample was taken for biopsy from the mass which shows it to be Florid sqameous metaplasia with cystitsis. Should i get myself operated again and get this mass out as its cell could become malignant.

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hi my names chelsea my boyfreind has a bladder divison 6 years ago he is in hospitail at the moment the done a scan on him today and told him they found water on the bladder but he does not uses his bladder can you tell me the procedure they would have to do because of the water on his bladder thanks

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very warm regards doctor, i feel a kind of ticklish irritation just at the junction of bladder opening and urethra and iam never able to empty my bladder completely.every time after micturition i have to wait for another minute to empty the bladder by urinating certain drops of urine atlast.these last drops too dont get out of the bladder completely.just when iam about to finish the urination i feel that urethra closes before iam totally able to empty my bladder and applying pressure too...doesnt work.it has been my condition from September 2005.and till now the conditions have improved though but the problem still persists.i have warts like swelled Fordyce s spots on my scrotum for many years.iam 22 years.i got my urine tested in 2007 from a best urologist in India(from AIIMS).he was straight forward and said i had no infection and no stones after he read the results of the urine test.still i said i feel pressure in bladder he gave me Uromax capsules and antibiotics for 14 days after which the problem is still exactly the same.my father was reluctant like hell to take me to a doctor and now after he took me once he s not going to take me again. should i go again myself and is it baldder cancer or will it develop into cancer??please answer as immidiately as possible

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I m freaking myself out that I have bladder cancer! I ve had frequent urination for about two months. Now I m having dull pains and cramps on my sides and lower abdominal

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I am male 93 years young currently under treatment for bladder cancer cancerous material removed and now I am thru thte second of the six shot weekly program. my problem now is shortness of breath . my heart dr. just completed a neucular stress...

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Just had my annual physical last month. All my numbers were good except my triglycerides were high. What's going on is I'm having to urinate a lot more than normal. No pain or blood in urine and its been going on for about two months. recently...

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