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I went for a routine urine test and now I ALMOST have CANCER!!?

No symptoms. A series of tests showed blood in my urine and a follow-up cytology test shows “atypical” urothelial cells which are abnormal, but not abnormal enough to be declared cancer. Or, as the Mayo Clinic puts it: “Atypical cells don't necessarily mean you have cancer. However, it's still important to make sure there's no cancer present or that a cancer isn't just starting to develop.”


by Anonymousreply 42February 19, 2023 12:15 AM

Will they stick a scope up you?

by Anonymousreply 1January 10, 2023 6:27 PM

I hope not.

by Anonymousreply 2January 10, 2023 6:28 PM


by Anonymousreply 3January 10, 2023 6:28 PM

I think that would be the next step to make sure there's nothing growing in your bladder

by Anonymousreply 4January 10, 2023 6:29 PM

can I have your stuff?

by Anonymousreply 5January 10, 2023 6:29 PM

Well, I’m reading a 2010 article in Urology Annals and it says there is a 68% chance I do have cancer, but kidney stones can cause atypical cells and I do have kidney stones, so maybe they’ll just watch.

by Anonymousreply 6January 10, 2023 6:33 PM

I’ve already misinterpreted the results. 68% of the samples that had biopsy follow-ups were cancer, but only 76 of the 260 atypical results had follow-up biopsies. They only studied the cases with biopsies.

by Anonymousreply 7January 10, 2023 6:39 PM

Piss off

by Anonymousreply 8January 10, 2023 6:40 PM

Try to keep calm, OP.

by Anonymousreply 9January 10, 2023 7:05 PM

You’ll need to have a cystoscopy.

by Anonymousreply 10January 10, 2023 7:08 PM

IF you have bladder cancer, it's very treatable and it was caught early. It probably is your kidney stones, though.

by Anonymousreply 11January 10, 2023 7:08 PM

I hope you're OK, OP. Does sound a little alarming. Keep posting and let us know what you find out.

by Anonymousreply 12January 10, 2023 7:42 PM

Good luck, OP. It sucks but it’s better to find out sooner than later. How old are you, if you don’t mind me asking?

by Anonymousreply 13January 10, 2023 7:46 PM


by Anonymousreply 14January 10, 2023 7:48 PM

OP, as my doctor tells me whenever I self-diagnose: "Step away from the laptop."

I wish you continued full and perfect health.

by Anonymousreply 15January 10, 2023 7:52 PM

My doctors release test results to the patients at the same time the doctors get them. Hard to avoid the internet when you have an abnormal result.

by Anonymousreply 16January 10, 2023 8:18 PM

Dont let the dr scare u OP, same happened to me, had kidney stones but there was blood in my urine. U can tell if there is blood in your urine by peeing in toliet and then adding bleach, if u have blood it will turn bright orange.

by Anonymousreply 17January 10, 2023 8:59 PM

Hey OP, whatever happens, you caught it early. You're lucky!

by Anonymousreply 18January 10, 2023 9:21 PM

Are they going to have to chop off your winky?

Eh, at 62 you’re probably not using it anyway.

by Anonymousreply 19January 11, 2023 1:26 AM

If one is going to have cancer, discovering it early is the absolute best thing possible.

It's unfortunate and terrible. But, finding out when it's progressed to Stage IV is infinitely worse.

by Anonymousreply 20January 11, 2023 2:18 AM

So many men are afraid of a cystoscopy, because it sounds so painful, but it really isn't. It consists of passing a small flexible tube up the urethra into the bladder to check. I have had two and they were a breeze. I went to the urologist's office and the nurse told me to take everything below the waist off and put a paper sheet over my lower extremities. A couple of minutes later, the doctor told me to lie back. He removed the sheet, took my penis and injected some lidocaine into the opening to numb it. He then proceeded to insert the small tube, asking me if I wanted to watch the screen. I passed it up. Through the tube, some water was passed into the bladder to extend it. The tube went in with very little sensation until it reached the bladder. He declared the bladder pristine and slowly began to pull the tube out, saying that I might experience a sensation as it passed my prostate. Well, it did produce a very pleasurable sensation as it passed by and I shuddered; it felt pretty good. He pulled the tube out, I cleaned myself up, and that was it. He did say that I might experience a little pain the first couple times I urinated. He was correct. It burned. But, the second one a few years later resulted in only one painful urination. In all, if the dr recommends a cystoscopy, do not hesitate to get one and don't be frightened by the prospect of a camera up your dick.

by Anonymousreply 21January 11, 2023 3:37 AM


by Anonymousreply 22January 11, 2023 4:00 AM

My doctor wants to do a liver function test. Should I be scared?

by Anonymousreply 23January 11, 2023 4:24 AM

Calling Dr House for a no bullshit answer. Wouldn't that be the best?

by Anonymousreply 24January 11, 2023 4:36 AM

R21, this is why I love DL, amazing people sharing good experiences.

Good luck with everything and hope it's not that bad. What causes kidney stones? Diet? Do you get this when you're old?

by Anonymousreply 25January 11, 2023 4:42 AM

I’ll take the Mayo on five, hold the mustard.

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by Anonymousreply 26January 11, 2023 4:53 AM

Info on kidney stones. I've had two lithotripsies to break up kidney stones. You get put under, then they take an apparatus, locate the stones through x-ray, and send pulses to break them up. The powder is then eliminated through the urine. Two cases of kidney stones, no pain.

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by Anonymousreply 27January 11, 2023 5:02 AM

[quote]I've had two lithotripsies

Dayum. You’ve gotta start seeing other escorts.

by Anonymousreply 28January 11, 2023 1:42 PM

It can be kidney stones, but it can also be cystisis, which is an inflammation of the bladder. I recommend you quit drinking any alcoholic drinks or carbonated drinks, and minimize your coffee intake. A good natural anti-inflammatory is sarsarpirilla root. Taking it twice a week an hour before bed will eliminate bladder inflammation within a couple of months.

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by Anonymousreply 29January 11, 2023 4:34 PM

Wishing you all the best OP, don't forget to update us.

by Anonymousreply 30January 11, 2023 5:45 PM

My nephrologist, who ordered the tests, is not concerned. She attributes the atypical cells to inflammation. However, she will consult with my urologist, who would perform a cystoscopy, to see if he thinks a camera needs to be shoved up my dick, but she thinks he will want to wait and watch.

Thanks for your kind messages and entreaties for my stuff.

by Anonymousreply 31January 12, 2023 4:18 PM

Who gave you treats?

Shit, I’d like some of them.

by Anonymousreply 32January 12, 2023 4:20 PM

I’ve already had three lithotripsies, r27. My body doesn’t make/absorb enough citrate which protects against stone formation. I’m now taking medication which should inhibit further stone formation.

by Anonymousreply 33January 12, 2023 4:27 PM

R5, OP already stated his stuff was spoken for you inconsiderate cunt.

by Anonymousreply 34January 12, 2023 4:39 PM

[quote]He removed the sheet, took my penis and injected some lidocaine into the opening to numb it.


by Anonymousreply 35January 12, 2023 4:43 PM

Men: get your PSA test.

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by Anonymousreply 36January 13, 2023 10:06 PM

Can someone please elaborate on getting a lidocaine injection in the head of the penis? I feel like they should give laughing gas for these things.

by Anonymousreply 37January 13, 2023 11:15 PM

I posted it. It's like a tiny turkey baster with lidocaine in it. He sticks it just into the opening and releases the lidocaine, which numbs the area so that the small flexible tube can be inserted. It's merely for numbing. It's described as this:

[quote]The entire examination takes approximately ten minutes. First, the skin surrounding the urethra is cleaned with a mild disinfectant and then covered with a paper sheet. Local anaesthetic gel is then applied to the urethra, which takes approximately five minutes to become effective. Once the area is numb, the flexible cystoscope can be gently inserted into the urethra and pushed further up until the soft tip enters the bladder.

by Anonymousreply 38January 13, 2023 11:24 PM

what's the update OP?

Hang tough!

by Anonymousreply 39January 26, 2023 12:22 AM

Say hi to Joe!

by Anonymousreply 40January 26, 2023 1:16 AM

what is the update OP? can i have your stuff?

by Anonymousreply 41February 19, 2023 12:00 AM

ALMOST: horseshoes and cancer.

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