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8 years 10 months ago #29955 by harleygirl
During a routine sonogram for something else, it was discovered that I have cysts in both kidneys. The urologist tells me that 50% of people aged 50 to 80 have these cysts and 80% of those over 80 have them. I thought this was interesting since my Dad had been diagnosed with cysts found during CT scans before and after his RC. The doc says the small size of the cysts tells him that they are most likely benign and I am having sonograms every 6 months to watch them. No symptoms at all for me nor has my Dad ever had any "cyst" symptoms.

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8 years 10 months ago #29879 by mmc
Ann,

Great to hear that everything is fine with your husband!

Mike

Age 54
10/31/06 dx CIS (TisG3) non-invasive (at 47)
9/19/08 TURB/TUIP dx Invasive T2G3
10/8/08 RC neobladder(at 49)
2/15/13 T4G3N3M1 distant metastases(at 53)
9/2013 finished chemo -cancer free again
1/2014 ct scan results....distant mets
2/2014 ct result...spread to liver, kidneys, and lymph...

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8 years 10 months ago #29874 by pemquid
Just a follow-up on my husband and his urinary bleeding. He had a CT scan, and all looked fine on that (kidneys, bladder, etc.). He saw the urologist for a cystoscopy today, and bladder and prostate look fine -- no signs of cancer anywhere. The urologist had done a prostate "reaming" procedure on my husband some years ago, an outpatient procedure using microwave(TUMT), which worked really well. However the prostate is still enlarged on the outside and rather vascular. The urologist said that exercise and the medication my husband is on (coumadin and aspirin) could cause small vessels in the prostate to rupture and bleed, throwing clots into the urine.

We suspected that the blood-thinners and heavy exercise had a lot to do with the bleeding, but needless to say we're quite relieved at the official clean bill of health. :cheer:

(A couple of the staff at the office were quite confused to see me there this morning, as I'd just been there myself last week for a 3-month cystoscopy check-up -- which was all clear.)

Ann

Small TA Grade 1, May-06; recur (2 tiny), same, June-08; TURBTs both times. BCG begun July-08, dosage to 1/3rd May-10, completed treatment December-11. All clear since 2008.

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8 years 11 months ago #29464 by Patricia
My husband got what he thought was hematuria soon after my cystectomy....Turned out he had eaten an entire jar of pickled beets!! Not hematuria.
Pat

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8 years 11 months ago #29459 by wsilberstein
pemquid wrote:

Since my husband is on coumadin, and had been doing some fairly vigorous activity a day or so before (dragging and burning brush, inclding some fairly large trees)we're hoping his bleeding is related to that.

Coumadin can certainly contribute to bleeding from benign causes.

-Warren
TaG3 + CIS 12/2000. TURB + Mitomycin C (No BCG)
Urethral stricture, urethroplasty 10/2009
CIS 11/2010 treated with BCG. CIS 5/2012 treated with BCG/interferon
T1G3 1/2013. Radical Cystectomy 3/5/2013, No invasive cancer. CIS in right ureter.
Incontinent. AUS implant 2/2014. AUS explant...

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8 years 11 months ago #29452 by pemquid
I'm not sure on what basis the doctor mentioned polyps; I think possibly she was trying to tell my husband not to jump to the most "dire" diagnosis. Her advice to him for the moment was to drink a lot of fluids and "don't worry." When I had hematuria, I saw a different doctor (in the same practice) and she immediately mentioned the possibility of cancer to me -- and she was right. She had said that urunary bleeding in post-menopausal women had a fairly high likelihood of being cancer, but that men sometimes had blood in the urine for harmless reasons such as exercise. Since my husband is on coumadin, and had been doing some fairly vigorous activity a day or so before (dragging and burning brush, inclding some fairly large trees)we're hoping his bleeding is related to that.

My Dad had bladder cancer, and had one reccurence which was termed a "benign polyp" after it was removed; this was in the late 1970's, so I'm not sure diagnosis was the same then as it is now.

Ann

Small TA Grade 1, May-06; recur (2 tiny), same, June-08; TURBTs both times. BCG begun July-08, dosage to 1/3rd May-10, completed treatment December-11. All clear since 2008.

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