I'm a 33 year old male who is new to this forum. I have been experiencing some strange symptoms for the past 10-12 days that sound somewhat in keeping with bladder cancer, although I can't seem to find any detailed information online regarding the nature or character of pain associated with bladder cancer. I have an appointment with a urological nurse practitioner (can't get in to see my urologist for more than a month) next week, and in the meantime I just wanted to see how much my symptoms align with those experienced by folks who have been diagnosed with bladder cancer:
1) My primary symptom is a dull, aching pain in primarily the right side of my pelvis, running from approximately the base of my penis and radiating outward and upward, as well as into the fold where my pelvis and leg attach. Occasionally some ache may be noticed on the left side as well, but the right side is clearly more affected. I don't precisely have any burning upon urination, BUT the ache sometimes seems to worsen slightly as I am flexing the pelvic muscles to initiate urination. The ache is also very noticeable when my bladder is full and I really need to pee. While the ache isn't very noticeable during sex, it seems to ramp up and make its presence known at the moment of ejaculation.
2) I also intermittently have some very minor low back pain on the right side, although this comes and goes and frankly I wouldn't have even reported it as a symptom if it weren't for the fact that I read it was a symptom of bladder cancer. So it may be a bit of power of suggestion for this symptom.
3) While I've definitely never had any obvious, overt blood in my urine there may have been a few instances in which my urine was a bit darker than normal over the past few months. Not like cola or anything, but just a shade or so darker than is typical. This was before any of my physical symptoms began and the color of my urine has been normal ever since my symptoms began.
I suppose the last bit of relevant info is that I had my annual physical just 2 weeks ago, complete with a CBC, and everything was within range.
Do the symptoms I reported here sound in keeping with those experienced by forum members who were ultimately diagnosed as having bladder cancer? Thanks for reading!