HELP! abnormalities in Bladder

7 years 2 months ago #47253 by sara.anne
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The usual procedure is for the uro to do a cystoscopy (look at the bladder with a small ...very small...camera.) If it appears that there might be something there, you are then scheduled for a TURB (transurethral biopsy of the bladder) which is done under light general anesthesia. Samples are taken and sent to the pathology lab for analysis. Only after this is done do you have a really good idea of the diagnosis.

Usually biopsies are not taken without anesthesia...for obvious reasons!!!

Sara Anne

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7 years 2 months ago #47248 by sheila309
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My dr wanted me to go in the office but I was in too much pain inflammed.. no way I wanted to go thru that with a lil Numbing cream no way I'm waiting in my grown as we speak in the hospital. .. ppl say don't worry but my son has cancer & it's everywhere in my fam so I'mmm praying it's just stones that they saw in there thru the cat scan..good luck with urs...but u do have that option as well..

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7 years 2 months ago #47246 by sheila309
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I opt in go in as an out patient with mild sedation. I'm in to much pain otherwise

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7 years 2 months ago #47245 by fighterm
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For a cystoscopy is it an office appointment? My doc told me that I will have an office appointment first and then the biopsy.

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7 years 2 months ago #47239 by sheila309
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Ty, I don't know much about the procedure other than what I'm learning on here and of course Google,but I actually thought they would do a biopsy through the scope if they needed to I didn't know maybe I would have to get a different test done to determine. I thank you for your reply I am trying to keep calm my aunt did die of bladder cancer a few years ago and my son had cancer at the age of 17 5 years ago so it's a very scary thing for me for me not to worry is a real understatement but I'm still trying thank you again

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7 years 2 months ago #47237 by sara.anne
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You really won't know much until after the urologist looks at your bladder (cystoscopy is when he/she puts a tiny camera into the bladder and take a look.)
IF he finds what might be a tumor, he will probably schedule you for a TURB (trans uretral resection of the bladder) where you will be under light anesthesia and he will take biopsies of the suspicious areas. Only after the pathology report comes back will you know exactly what you are dealing with.

UTI symptoms are very common in women, as you know. I fought them for over a year before someone figured out that I did NOT have a UTI! Now 6 years out from my diagnosis and doing well.

Try (it is hard I know) to stay calm and wait for an exact diagnosis.

Good luck

Sara Anne

Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
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