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Old 05-30-2012, 05:39 PM   #1
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Unhappy can someone shed some light on this please?

Hello, I have some concerns I'd like to share. Its not about me, its about my mother. My mom is 43 years old and has been a smoker since age 12 or 13, a heavy smoker. For the past week she has noticed gross hematuria (sp?) Whenever she pees. When I looked it up I have come to the conclusion that it is what they call Terminal Hematuria because it is only at the end of when she pees. Its not alot but she says it's definitely noticeable. She says when she is done peeing it feels like there's more and the last little bit has blood on it, sorry for the TMI. I am so worried that it is some form of bladder cancer and I know bladder cancer is very aggressive. She has no other symptoms besides the blood. Is there anything else it could be? I thought UTI but I know that usually causes MICROscopic blood not macroscopic.

 
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Re: can someone shed some light on this please?

have her see her doctor, I have no symptoms, and it was just found by accdent. I was told if caught early there is an 85% cure rate

 
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Re: can someone shed some light on this please?

Could be bladder cancer, but it also could be kidney stones, which can cause a lot of bleeding.

She needs to see her doctor ASAP and get tested for UTI and, if that's negative, she needs to see a urologist for a cystoscopy, which can detect bladder cancer and then, if that's also negative, she needs to see a nephrologist to rule out kidney stones. And yes, you can have kidney stones without having a lot of pain, if they're not passing through the ureters at the time.

But given that this is new, and she's never had it before, it needs to be thoroughly checked out.

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