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5 years 3 weeks ago #51034 by Lsmith0122
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Hello! I am new to this forum and hope that I can ask these questions properly. This past week, I saw a Urologist for the first time because I have had chronic symptoms for about 13 months that we initially thought were Gyn issues but everything was clear in that area. During my first visit I had urine tests to check for a UTI, but that was negative(no history of UTIs). My Urologist sent me for an ultrasound same day as my first appointment. The ultrasound showed that my bladder wall was ranging from 9mm-11mm thick with a full bladder. I am scheduled for a cystoscope this Friday. They are putting me under anesthesia. I'm not sure what is going on and I literally can't sleep. I haven't found any information on this extent of bladder wall thickness. Anyone have any ideas or information that could help ease my mind?

Thank you!

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5 years 3 weeks ago #51035 by sara.anne
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So sorry to hear about these issues. At least the tests they are planning should give a clearer picture of what is going on.

Are you sure that the procedure you are having is a cystoscopy? Usually, general anesthesia is only used for a TURB (transurethral resection of the bladder) where samples are taken to be sent to a pathologist. This is the only way that a definitive diagnosis can be made.

Until you have the pathology report back (and it can take a few days)
you really can't know what is there, if anything. All I can advise is that you try not to worry about all the "what ifs" for now....easy for me to say, I know!

Please let us know the results....

Wishing you the best

Sara Anne

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5 years 3 weeks ago #51036 by Lsmith0122
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Thank you for your reply. Yes l, I am having a cystoscope with the TURB. I wasn't sure what it was called. I thought it was a biopsy.

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5 years 3 weeks ago #51037 by sara.anne
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Yes, medical terminology can be "confusing." Yes, it is a biopsy, but just calling it that would be too simple...patients might understand it!
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5 years 3 weeks ago #51038 by Lsmith0122
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Oh ok. Yea I was wondering if that's what I was having so I had to call and double check. Thank you for your help. This forum helps ease the mind:)

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5 years 3 weeks ago #51039 by GKLINE
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Hello
I know this is a really stressful time for you. And not knowing what is happening only makes it worse.
But in a few days you will know more. Hopefully it will turn out that you have nothing to worry about.
But even if you do, we will be here. Right now I am hoping that it is not a big deal.

If something is found, they will schedule a second TURB (biopsy) to see if they have clear margins (they got it all) and then they will set up a program for you.

But right now I am hoping the c word never comes up.

George

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