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Blood in urine, former smoker

11 months 4 days ago #54572 by Donnasue
Just checking in. I had the ultrasound and Xray today. I feel like she lingered in my right kidney longer than the left. And each time I repeat the blood in urine that brought me to this I feel more and more like it’s serious.
I suppose I will hear results next week.

I hope everyone here is well.

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11 months 1 week ago - 11 months 6 days ago #54563 by Jack R
DonnaSue,

Good to hear that you are getting closer to an answer. Sorry to hear that you have had yet_another additional delay. sounds like you have a good doc who wants to assess the overall situation of bloody urine instead of focusing on just the bladder.

All too often, this 'battle' against the cancer seems to be a war in slow motion.We are always waiting for something - the next test, then the results, then an additional test. Even when we receive a good report - No Cancer Found - there is always the next check up or follow up test to concern us.

Blood in urine is quantified quickly, it is a matter of spinning the urine and using a high power microscope to count cells in a high power field. The purpose of a culture - allowing bacteria etc to grow until they form recognizable colonies requires a couple of days.

Hang in there. The answers you seek willl be coming your way soon.

Best
Jack

What's with this Bleeding ? 6/2015
DX: HG Papillary & CIS
3 Years and 30 BCG/BCG+Inf
T0 CIS comes back.
BC clear as of 5/17 !
RCC found in my one (only) kidney 10/17
Begin Chemo; Cisplatin and Gemzar
8/18 begin Chemo , round 3
Begin year 4 with cis T0

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11 months 1 week ago - 11 months 1 week ago #54561 by Donnasue
So I just got back from my appointment with the urologist. He didn’t do an exam and I have to return to provide a urine sample next week because i got my period today. Of course.
They scheduled me for a renal ultrasound and abdominal x Ray Friday. After that would come the scope if he needs to. He said my fears are not the first thing he’s concerned about as there are other possibilities to be explored first. My opinion is why don’t they just do the scope and rule that out.... so you’re right again jack I’ll know nothing definitive for a few weeks still. Oh I think he did say it was a good amount of blood in the urine the first time ... I guess that’s what the culture showed.
He did mention inflammation and I don’t even know if that increases the chances of it being cancer or not...I’m still at square one. And afraid.

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11 months 2 weeks ago #54500 by Donnasue
And you’re right Jack. The dr called to let me know it isn’t a uti, and to call a urologist. So that’s where I head next. In the meantime my lower back is aching a lot and I always attribute that to my previous spinal surgery. Maybe it isn’t.

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11 months 2 weeks ago #54499 by Donnasue
Thanks guys. Goodness why does everything brake so long? I guess I feel like I’m not doing anything and to be doing something is better than nothing. Ok so I will wait. I’ll let you know what they say.
Thank you again.
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11 months 2 weeks ago - 11 months 2 weeks ago #54498 by Jack R
Donnasue,

We are sincerely trying to help you. The best advice I can offer you, given everything you have posted, is that you need to accept that you will not have an instant answer.
If and I mean *IF* you have a serious medical issue causing blood in urine, you are at least a couple of weeks away from a meaningful diagnosis. Maybe longer.
Please please give the medical system time to act. Worry about the unknown is a terrible enemy to battle.
Most if no all of have been there.

Wishing you the only the best,
Let us know what is found,
Jack

Dictated not typed

What's with this Bleeding ? 6/2015
DX: HG Papillary & CIS
3 Years and 30 BCG/BCG+Inf
T0 CIS comes back.
BC clear as of 5/17 !
RCC found in my one (only) kidney 10/17
Begin Chemo; Cisplatin and Gemzar
8/18 begin Chemo , round 3
Begin year 4 with cis T0

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