Over 10,000 people are diagnosed with bladder cancer every year.
The first signs are normally noticing blood in the urine, it may just slightly change the colour at first, to a light orange or light pink, so you may not think much of it, it is only once the urine is tested the blood will then show up. It could also show in your urine one day and then be gone the next. There is usually no pain or very little in the early stages of bladder cancer.
Blood in the urine could mean many other things such as an infection, kidney stones or kidney disease, so don’t panic but it is still worth getting it checked out just to be sure to rule out bladder cancer.
Other symptoms that you may experience with bladder cancer is
Burning or pain when you urinate
Urinating more often than usual
Feeling the need to go to the toilet even if your bladder isn’t full
Back pain or abdominal pain
Unexplained weight loss
Again, all the above symptoms are likely to be caused by something other than bladder cancer, but it is always important to get them checked sooner rather than later.
Here at Ultrasound Care, our experienced sonographers can carry out a bladder scan to help put your mind at ease for women take a look at our kidney, ureter, and bladder scan https://www.ultrasound-care.co.uk/womens-scans/kidney-ureter-and-bladder-scan/ and for men: https://www.ultrasound-care.co.uk/mens-scans/prostate-kidney-and-bladder-scan/
Contact our friendly and professional team at our ultrasound clinic today, they will be happy to book you in for a scan. A full report will be compiled and sent to your GP.