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Old 05-24-2016, 07:06 AM   #1
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polyp inside bladder

I was having bladder problems and recently had a cystoscopy procedure done in a Urologist office. I was told I have a polyp inside my bladder. My doctor did not remove it or seem concerned. I'm seeking another opinion. Are polyps usually benign and very seldom are cancerous?

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Old 05-25-2016, 10:45 PM   #2
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Re: polyp inside bladder

I don't know about "usual" but I had a polyp which was discovered when I had a cysto, among numerous other tests, to find out what type of cancer I had (this was in 2001.) The urologist didn't seem to think it was a problem (and he was a urological oncologist.) Since I was going to be undergoing treatment for the cancer that was definitely not bladder or renal, he said it wasn't a problem and that I could just leave it or have it taken out at a later date, after I recovered from all the treatment.

Well...I forgot about it until four years later, when I started having blood in my urine. Sure enough, the polyp had turned cancerous. Luckily it hadn't grown into the bladder wall, so it was an easy removal. I've been followed closely ever since, but have never had a recurrence.

My admittedly biased opinion would be to have the polyp taken out...just to be on the safe side. It isn't an emergency, but I would definitely have it done.


P.S. If you do elect to have it removed, make sure they give you Pyridium immediately after the surgery to prevent bladder spasms, which are extremely uncomfortable. You usually only have to take the pyridium once. But be'll turn your urine bright orange for a day or two.

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