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Did you read my issue?
i must say that this doctors behavior was odd
did the ultrasound show the stones?
Yes. And he said Bladder cancer causes stones.
And I also had Gallstones
well, thats not common at all
stones can cause bladder cancer in fact
but as you have intuited, there is no reason at all to think of bladder cancer right now
since stones have already been seen and it is this that needs to be treated
They have done nothing.
has he advised a cystoscopy? what did he advise for the stones?
I live in a very bad town for medical treatment but I have wonderful insurance.
A Cat scan
And they have given me nothing to help flush them out.
i would advise - go ahead with the cat scan for now
I lost a few on my own.
this will definitely help at least in ruling out bladder cancer
I am going to get that done but I have to wait for two weeks.
it will show the stones clearly and he wont be able to talk about cancer after that
at the same time, ask about the treatment for the bladder stones
What other things could cause stones?
depending on the size, they can be flushed out with a period of monitoring
or if too large they need to be removed
He said they are very small.
And only in my kidney they found none in my bladder.
ok, i thought it was the bladder
No kidney stones
Kidney and Gallbladder
there are many causes of kidney stones
He was saying that bladder cancer causes Kidney stones
but in the majority, no exact cause can be identified
well, that may happen, but thats not what we think of when we see kidney stones
It's all he wanted to talk about.
it was certainly not appropriate of him to think of cancer as soon as he sees stones
He said because I had blood in my urine
i would advise, wait for the CT scan
That lasted one week and it cleared up two months ago.
this will clear up the matter
you can approach him again with the CT reports
I'm wanting a new doctor
this time he will not be able to insist so much on cancer as I am sure the CT scan will not show this
yes, thats what i was going to suggest
He was very negative and said people die every day with bladder cancer
My entire family is upset.
if after the CT he still has no practical treatment plan, then it is best to go to another urologist
you are certainly well within your rights to seek a second opinion
Okay.. I will.
i can understand
glad to help
dont let him worry you, its not cancer i am sure
just go through the CT scan which is needed anyway and then consult him
Thank you and I am not worrying as much as my mom and husband.
and after that a second opinion if he still says the same thing
meanwhile lots and lots of fluids - water, juices etc
Yes I'm doing that and drinking lemon water.
commonest cause of kidney stones is inadequate intake of water
so you need to take lots of water
I know and we just moved here to a very dry area.
hopefully the stones will get washed out
thats right, that might have precipitated this
well, i hope i have been helpful
I was working out hard when the pain hit.
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Yes you have been helpful. Thank you.
thats right, dehydration would be the cause
have a great day
and i am sure you will come out of this safe and well