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Thickening of the bladder

Posted by @frane1939, Sat, Jun 9 2:16pm

I recently had a ct scan on my stomach and pelvis, The only thing I learned was that my bladder was thickening. I am wondering what this means.
anyone else have something like this, I would be interested in hearing from you and what treatment was given.. Thanks

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Hello @frane1939. I apologize for the delay in responding to your post. You will notice that I have moved your discussion to our group in Kidney & Bladder — I hope to connect you with other members here discussing similar issues.

When you received the results of your CT scan of your stomach and pelvis, did the doctor have any input for you as far as implications of your bladder thickening?

@lisalucier

Hello @frane1939. I apologize for the delay in responding to your post. You will notice that I have moved your discussion to our group in Kidney & Bladder — I hope to connect you with other members here discussing similar issues.

When you received the results of your CT scan of your stomach and pelvis, did the doctor have any input for you as far as implications of your bladder thickening?

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Thank you for your trspo. I have had two (2) CT Scans and it was determined that I had a mass of 2.8×1.3mm size. I do not know what that means. I have had to different sizes, one being the size of half of a man's thumb, and one smaller? I am peeing cloudy urine, it has been on and off with clotty bleed and pure blood. I am really concerned. I do have a appt.on 7/25/18 hopefully to get a Cysto has they call it. to look and possible sample taken. If you can give me any info. back I would appreciate it. I will in turn give some results from the procedure.

P.S. I am a 60 yr old male

Hi @raven. Glad you could join us on Mayo Connect where we communicate with each other a lot and try to share our personal experience and conditions in the hope that we will all learn more about how to deal with — I should say "manage" — our health. It's interesting that the CT scans showed "a mass of 2.8×1.3mm," which is about the size of a BB. Could that be the one that was described earlier as "the size of a man's thumb," or is that another growth in your bladder?

My experience may be helpful to you. Nine years ago, my prostate had gotten enlarged, so my urologist suggested removing a big piece of it with a procedure called Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP for short). A cystoscope, equipped with a snipper, was inserted through the urethra in my penis into my bladder, where the prostate had protruded and was taking up space. Prostate tissue was snipped loose and ultimately removed through the urethra. Once the prostate tissue was out of the way, a small papillary tumor (shaped like a mushroom) came into view, and it was carefully removed and sent to the laboratory for tissue analysis. Verdict: Low-level malignancy that needed to be removed. A few weeks later, I felt as though I had recovered and went back to my urologist for a cystoscope inspection of my bladder lining. By then, a dozen more small tumors had come into view. So, back to surgery — this time a walk-in and a similar procedure (TURB focused on the bladder tissue); all 12 tumors were removed in a half-hour operation. I went home with instructions to come back in six weeks for a final inspection and the first of six weekly treatments with a special biologic solution to kill any further tumor seeds that might still be on the bladder lining. The treatments were designed to put an end to threats of bladder cancer, and they seem to have worked; a dozen cystoscope exams since then have turned up no more evidence of such tumors.

However, I have had a half-dozen periods of blood in my urine over the years since removal of my tumors. My urologist and I worked together to collect information on the source and cause of the bleeding. I took notes and reported to him when an incident occurred; his advice from the beginning was not to worry about blood that was diluted by urine, but get to the emergency room if I experience "frank blood," which he described as undiluted blood as though flowing freely from an open wound. I never had that, although I have occasionally had a few small clots that formed before the urine could clear them out. So our original diagnosis held up — occasional oozing of blood out of the prostate tissues, not from any new tumors.

I'm glad to hear that you're going to have a cystoscope examination next week, because that should give you the information needed to make a firm plan for treating the conditions in your bladder. We'll be waiting to hear how the procedure goes and what you may want to share with us after that. Good timing. Stay confident that you're headed to a good plan for resolving your problem. Martin

My husband had a Teratoma Cyst on his bladder. It's a cyst made of hair and teeth. His urologist removed the Teratoma Cyst. RELIEF! My husband's Teratoma Cyst was only made of hair. He had lots of voiding or urinating and some pain when starting to urinate, but the biggest problem was urgency. He had to find woods, toilet or anything immediately! It can grow back and we think it has.

@lisalucier

Hello @frane1939. I apologize for the delay in responding to your post. You will notice that I have moved your discussion to our group in Kidney & Bladder — I hope to connect you with other members here discussing similar issues.

When you received the results of your CT scan of your stomach and pelvis, did the doctor have any input for you as far as implications of your bladder thickening?

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No. I was told by the ER doctor. Will be seeing my primary next week and will inquire.

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