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5 years 7 months ago #48274 by GKLINE
Hello Mnelson

BIG Breath



Feel Better?

Slow down and REEEE LAX!

Please Don't Jump to Full Blown Cancer..... It was unprofessional of the Dr to single out cancer. Or was that all you heard? There were probably a number of other causes for blood in your urine, but did you focus on cancer?

Even if there is the c word............ That is why we are here.
We did have c***** and we survived.

So...... Let's take this one step at a time. Go see the urologist(he is the specialist in all things urine related) and let him make his tests and let's all find out together what is what.

And then we will put a plan together...... or maybe..... you won't need a plan at all! And wouldn't that be great!


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5 years 7 months ago #48271 by fighterm
Hi Mnelson,
I see that your first urinalysis was fine, no blood was detected. Besides you had a ct scan 8 months ago that was fine, too. So if you have BC, it's likely at the early stage and treatable. I am wondering if they looked for cancer cells in the urine with blood. My BC was accidentally found on the ct scan for my other cancer. It was a small mass, but visible. If your scan was fine, the tumor could be non existent. Hopefully you don't have cancer, but in any case, you should stop smoking right away.

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5 years 7 months ago #48269 by mnelson45
I have been not feeling myself for several weeks. Not sleeping well, tired, unable to focus, catching every virus that I cross paths with, etc..so I went to the doctor and they ran a slew of blood tests and a urinalysis on 01/22. Everything came back perfect except my white blood cell count was 19.4, almost double what it should be. My Neutrophils were elevated as well. So my doctor put me on a 10 day dose of a strong antibiotic and wanted to re draw blood in a month. However 10 days into my anti biotic, I felt like I had a UTI. so I went to the doctor on Friday and they tested my urine and said I do not have a UTI. (no nitrates or white blood cells) but that I had a lot of blood in my urine. Doctor was surprised when I said I couldnt visually see it.
I had a CT last april for other things and at that time everyting looked fine. He is sending me to a urologist and I see him Wednesday morning. He used the "C" word as a possibility. I am a 45 year old female and I am a smoker. He said that bladder cancer is very high in smokers. I cried all the way home. I am so scared that this will be bad news when I go to the specialist. How do you cope with these fears? I try to put it on the back burner but it creeps up once in a while. I try to tell myself not to worry about it until I know for sure but its always there in the back of my mind.

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