Did you experience blood in urine before your bladder cancer diagnosis?

If so, when and how did you seek medical attention? If not, what was the first warning sign or symptom you experienced?


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  • majestikbutterfly
    3 months ago

    Yes, at the time, that was my only symptom.

  • Memaroxy
    3 months ago

    Yes I did, was told not to worry drink less ice tea and more water

  • Sarah Wallin moderator author
    3 months ago

    Interesting, Memaroxy, were you told this before or after your diagnosis? -Sarah (BladderCancer.net Team Member)

  • Memaroxy
    3 months ago

    Before my diagnosis. Treated for uti, possible kidney stones. I finally started testing with dip sticks at home then told md wanted cytology done. He agreed and came back atypical cells. Had cystoscopy then TURBT. I am a nurse should have picked up on it sooner ugh

  • jmcguinness
    3 months ago

    Yes – I was diagnosed following microscopic traces of blood were detected in a urine test. The test was for an unrelated issue. If I hadn’t been diagnosed it might have not manifested itself visibly for years.

  • Sarah Wallin moderator author
    3 months ago

    jmcguinness, I’m glad that the traces of blood were detected in your urine test. It must make you pretty fortunate to know that you caught it early on. Thank you for sharing with the community! -Sarah (BladderCancer.net Team Member)

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