Blood in Urine Female

Blood in Urine Female

Blood in Urine FemaleBlood in urine female causes may stem from bladder cancer or kidney cancer. When blood in urine in either form occurs, the urologist may look in the bladder with a tiny magnified fiber optic flexible scope. The urologist is looking at the walls of the bladder to see if there are any bladder tumors, inflammation, trauma, growths, fistulas, bladder diverticula, bladder stones, or anything else out of the ordinary that may be the cause of the blood in urine. The cystoscopy, as the procedure is called, takes about a minute and is performed in the doctor’s office and the patient can go home right away. This is a very common and quick procedure and the urologist will tell you right away if anything is seen in the bladder. As the urologist slides the tiny fiber optic flexible cystoscope up into the bladder they will be able to see the urethra and even bend the scope 180 degrees and look back at the bladder neck where the bladder sphincter is located. Inflammation comes and goes in the tissues of our body including the bladder wall this can make looking for a cause to the blood in urine hard to find especially if the inflammation has gone away.  Another thing the urologist will do is set you up with an appointment for an MRI, CT, or ultrasound of your kidneys in order to find the source of the bleeding.  This is because one of the symptoms of kidney cancer, kidney stones, and kidney infection is blood in urine.

Blood in urine in a female just as in blood in urine in a male can save your life when acted upon immediately. The earlier you catch cancer either in the kidney or bladder the better your outcome will be. If blood in urine alerts the urologist to a bladder tumor growing on the surface of the bladder wall then the treatment is to remove the bladder tumor in a very quick outpatient procedure. If the blood in urine is not reported early and is allowed to grow then it can grow into the bladder wall and even right through the bladder into the lymph nodes and other organs.  Then the bladder cancer treatment becomes a partial cystectomy or a radical cystectomy. That means surgically removing a section of the bladder that the bladder cancer has grown into and then suturing the ends together creating a smaller bladder. Or surgically removing the bladder and building as passage into and out of the abdomen where a bag is placed to catch the urine as it leaves the body. Another way is to replace the urinary bladder is to create a neobladder out of tissue from the intestinal tract. 

Blood in urine in a female may also be one of the symptoms of kidney cancer with the treatment plan becoming either removing the kidney, removing the kidney tumor, or freezing the kidney tumor twice.  If a kidney mass is caught early then a partial nephrectomy (removing the kidney tumor) may be performed making the prognosis more successful. Many doctors today still simply choose to remove the entire kidney (radical nephrectomy) instead of just the kidney mass. Unfortunately studies show that patients that have had a radical nephrectomy do not fare as well as those that have had a partial nephrectomy. Patients with a partial nephrectomy increase their quality of life and have fewer chances of cardiovascular events and death. Our team of urology specialists, not only perform the partial nephrectomy, but they perform a partial nephrectomy when there or multiple kidney tumors and big kidney tumors. Our surgeons are robotic surgeons that have trained doctors from around the world in da Vinci surgery. For a second opinion or to make an appointment you can either call (305) 822-7227 or request an appointment online for the day and time that fits your schedule. We have setup phones for our international clients to make an appointment: Argentina: 6090-2397, Chile: 581.3467, Colombia: 508.2419, Mexico: 4624.2465, Panama: 836.5419, and Venezuela: 335.5080.

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