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Neo Bladder

Posted by @chubster, Jul 17, 2011

Make sure that if you have Prostate issues, such as pain, bleeding, urgency, etc. that the diagnosis is not masking possible bladder cancer. I was miss diagnosed, and fortunately saw another Urologist that ran the necessary tests, asked many questions and found my bladder cancer. I am enjoying a healthy life because I was given a “Neo Bladder” or new bladder, fabricated from my own intestine.



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Posted by @eva, Jul 27, 2011

May I ask what your symptoms were? My husband has seen a total of 6 doctors including 2 urologists that don’t seem to think anything is wrong with him and he is in extreme pain….


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Posted by @rosemaryolsn, Aug 21, 2011

My husband has the same thing. Pain blood doing a procedure to find out what is happening in his bladder


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Posted by @chubster, Aug 22, 2011

I had many Cystoscopy procedures to see what was going on in my bladder. Prior to my final prognosis that I did indeed have bladder cancer, I had extreme pain also. Urgency came frequently, and quickly along with it a lot of extreme pain. Many times I found myself having to urinate every 10 to 15 minutes. I was stuck in traffic and couldn’t find a restroom, the pain and urgency caused me to urinate right there in the car.

My Urologist is Dr. George Heikel

North Suburban Urology
3879 Coon Rapids Boulevard Northwest, Coon Rapids, MN 55433-2518
(763) 427-3668 ?

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Cystoscopy is a test that allows your doctor to look at the inside of the bladder and the urethra using a thin, lighted instrument called a cystoscope .

The cystoscope is inserted into your urethra and slowly advanced into the bladder . Cystoscopy allows your doctor to look at areas of your bladder and urethra that usually do not show up well on X-rays. Tiny surgical instruments can be inserted through the cystoscope that allow your doctor to remove samples of tissue (biopsy) or samples of urine.

Small bladder stones and some small growths can be removed during cystoscopy. This may eliminate the need for more extensive surgery.

Why It Is Done

Cystoscopy may be done to:

Find the cause of symptoms such as blood in the urine (hematuria), painful urination (dysuria), urinary incontinence, urinary frequency or hesitancy, an inability to pass urine (retention), or a sudden and overwhelming need to urinate (urgency).
Find the cause of problems of the urinary tract, such as frequent, repeated urinary tract infections or urinary tract infections that do not respond to treatment.
Look for problems in the urinary tract, such as blockage in the urethra caused by an enlarged prostate, kidney stones, or tumors.
Evaluate problems that cannot be seen on X-ray or to further investigate problems detected by ultrasound or during intravenous pyelography, such as kidney stones or tumors.
Remove tissue samples for biopsy.
Remove foreign objects.
Place ureteral catheters (stents) to help urine flow from the kidneys to the bladder.
Treat urinary tract problems. For example, cystoscopy can be done to remove urinary tract stones or growths, treat bleeding in the bladder, relieve blockages in the urethra, or treat or remove tumors.
Place a catheter in the ureter for an X-ray test called retrograde pyelography. A dye that shows up on an X-ray picture is injected through the catheter to fill and outline the ureter and the inside of the kidney.


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Posted by @kramer, Jul 19, 2012

I have an Indiana pouch I am suppose to wash it out with 240cc of saline sulution but I don’t do it I get some stones in my pouch time after time but I like this new system

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