Question by  Guveneur (18)

What are the next steps when the doctor has found a mass in your bladder?


Answer by  patti (29325)

Other tests will ordered. If an ultrasound detected the mass, next, an CT scan will likely be ordered. Blood work and other diagnostics will be ordered. Depending on the patient's status and overall condition, medication might be started. There are a lot of factors and variables. Best to discuss this matter at length with the physician.


Answer by  G12345 (1808)

Typically the doctor need to find out if it is localized or has spread. This can be done via a CT scan of the abdomen and chest. If it is localized them may be able to resect it transurethraly or via an abdominal incision. Depending on the stage you may need chemo. Talk to your doctor about your case.


Answer by  jamieellison (1637)

When a mass is found, the next step is to take a biopsy of the mass. A biopsy removes a small amount of cells for further testing.


Answer by  emhaskey (685)

The doctor may do a urine cytology, an x-ray of the upper urinary tract, or an IVP, intravenous pyelogram, to check for bladder cancer. The gold standard test, cystoscopy, allows for direct visualization of the entire bladder and tissue biopsy.


Answer by  Amy21 (460)

The next step when a doctor has found a mass in the bladder would be to order and ultrasound to see furhter what is taking place.


Answer by  dryuha (735)

A tissue biopsy will be needed to determine the origin and nature of the mass. It will be then examined under the microscope.


Answer by  Zaka (2315)

A biopsy is in order. This determines whether the mass is tumerous or infectous. Once this is determined either possibility will be further narrowed to form a more definte diagnosis.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Well if the doctor has a found a mass in your bladder, what you need to do is get surgery to remove the parts. Or what might be good is a cleanse or detoxification of your whole body. This will help take the mass out in no time and less a painful way.

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