What are the signs & symptoms of bladder vs. Prostate cancer.
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replied November 23rd, 2005
Bladder cancer: hematuria is #1 sign (blood in the urine); frequent urination, or pain with urination although all 3 of these could be signs of many things, including a simple bladder infection. Prostate cancer: difficulty urinating/starting stream, dribbling stream, straining to urinate, inability to empty the bladder, needing to go to the bathroom at night, or of course, an elevated routine psa measurement. These can all be signs of the more common condition benign prostatic hyperplasia (bph) as well. Why do you ask?
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replied November 23rd, 2005
Symptoms of Bladder/prostate Cancer
I asked because I was experiencing some of the symptons you mentioned. Clap was ruled out after urine analysis and antibiotics were not effective for a complete recovery. Seems to be normal now after drinking some type of antibiotic (name eludes me) beginning with "z".
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replied November 23rd, 2005
It's almost assuredly just an infection, likely bladder infection; bladder cancer is pretty rare. You may need a workup by a urologist to determine if you have kidney/bladder stones contributing to the infection, as urinary tract infections (utis) in men are not nearly as common as for women, and often related to stone formation. Stones also have a similar presentation to infection/cancer--blood in the urine, pain with urinating, frequency, etc. However, if you are cured with the antibiotic, save yourself the time, but strongly consider it if the problem recurs. The antibiotic was probably a fluoroquinolone--broad spectrum against all the common bugs that cause utis.
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replied November 23rd, 2005
Gladder Bladder
I thank you for your replies to my inquiry and my bladder and urethra also appreciate your thoughtfulness and concern. Have a great thanksgiving holiday. I have never tried cranberry juice but I may just do that tomorrow. I've heard it cures what ails your fluid conduit.
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replied November 23rd, 2005
Gladder Bladder
I thank you for your replies to my inquiry and my bladder and urethra also appreciate your thoughtfulness and concern. Have a great thanksgiving holiday. I have never tried cranberry juice but I may just do that tomorrow. I've heard it cures what ails your fluid conduit.
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replied March 21st, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Bladder cancer presents like cystitis while prostate cancer can present with signs of prostatism or bone pains.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
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