Urology Appointment

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Hi, Getting so nervous - I have been peeing blood for several months and my GP is sending me to see a Urologist this Friday. I'm worried because 7 years ago I had bladder cancer and it was treated successfully. Since then I have had regular cystocopies - last one was December and all clear.

My symptoms 7 years ago entirely different to now - then I kept getting cystitis over and over again until I had a cystocopy and the cancer was discovered. This time - no cystitis just peeing a lot and, of course, bleeding. Anyone had the same problem. Cannot wait for Friday to come around - UGH!!

Regards

J

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    happened to me maybe two years ago. The toilet was red with blood.  Of course i was worried, but it turned out to be a bladder stone!  I went online and researched all what I could about blood in urine.  If I remember correctly, if you are over the age of 40, the chances of blood in the urine being cancer was 10%  If you are under the age of 40, it was really low, something like 1%. I could be a little off on the numbers, but I think it was really close.  Good luck, hope all turns out well.
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      Hi, I don't have pain so I cannot think it could be a bladder stone - thought stones caused pain? I am well over 40 but just frightened in case the cancer has returned.

      Regards

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    When I had my bladder stones, it wasn't painful.  The inside of the bladder, must be really sensitive because, I bled alot, without any kind of discomfort.  I thought that perhaps, it was cancer, but fortunately it turned out to be bladder stones.  It was an easy fix, Same day in and same day out for the surgery.  The urologist, used a laser and broke up the stone, then vacuumed it out of the bladder.  My guess, is that you have the same thing. 

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      Yes, I hope I am celebrating GOOD NEWS. Must say since reading your experience I am am feeling more positive that it could be stones and not the dreaded cancer back but as they say here in Spain que sera sera. Will let you know how I get on - fingers crossed.

      Regards

      Jean 

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      aah...I didn't know where that expression came from till now!  Que sera sera. {what will be will be}  We used to say that all the time when I was really young.  I am 69 now, and grew up and live in Hawaii.

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      Hi Dennis, I went to see the Urologist. Only asked 2 questions 'Are you still bleeding'  'Do you have any pain' - replies Yes and No.  Not much to report. He seemed to think that as I had a cystoscopy in December and it was clear that it may be a good sign. Just to make certain he has brought my next Cystoscopy forward 3 months (end September now). I have to go for a scan on my kidneys to see if this is where the problem is? I must say I feel a lot happier since I've been. So until I have the scan it is wait and see time yet again.

      Regards

      Jean

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      aah...good news for you!  I know the feeling.  This morning, when I went to do a CIC {self catherization} I had a small amount of blood that came out after I removed the catheter.  Very little, but never the less, it was blood.  I notice, that about once a month, this will happen.  I am not concerned, I just wanted to share with you, since you are going through something similar, but with more volume. Take care, and lets hope in September, you will receive good news!

      Much Aloha,

      Dennis

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