Welcome. We are always concerned when someone has symptoms of a problem. 1st, none of us are doctors and your symptoms could be a myriad number of causes of which MANY are simple and not cancer. Yes, it can be cancer, could be an unusual UTI, could be a stone has nicked your kidney or ureter, sometimes a reason is never found. However, you do want to find the causes. I believe a urologist would be a good start. A CT scan is probably a test that will be done and a cystoscope-a peek into the bladder. Those 2 tests are pretty common plus the CT scan can look at the kidneys also. Be sure you get one that does see a lot of bladder cancer as many these guys/gals end up with seeing men with prostate problems as a the bigger part. Do it now, if nothing else for peace of mind.
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This is all new to me, but I'm looking for guidance. I'm 41 years old and I've been having some problems. About 2 years ago I had a routine pap and urinalysis. My gyno said I had trace blood in urine along with protein, but she wasn't concerned since I had just finished my period. Fast forward and I've been having some pain on and off on the right side of my back and stomach area. Nothing major just some aches and not a consistent pattern. I was told I needed more fiber. Now I'm wondering if it's been my bladder all along. In February I wiped after peeing and saw blood on the tp. I did not notice any in the toilet. I had bladder spasms and hurt a great deal. Got diagnosed with uti. Today I asked for a urine test since my urine appeared cloudy with strong odor and a feeling of pressure on my lower stomach- bladder area. My tests came back with blood, protein and wbc. He said I have another uti and is sending me for an ultrasound. Ok- thanks for staying with me after that long intro. My questions- shouldn't he send me to a urologist and if I have bladder cancer (as he mentioned we need to rule out) would an ultrasound be the right test?
I'm very nervous but trying to be proactive. When you have blood in your urine is it usually a sign of cancer? From what I've read they often mistake cancer as uti's. I would think that the urine test would show more infection than cancer.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.