I am a 51 year old post menopausal woman, suffering from health anxiety, about 7 months ago I had an ultrasound on my bladder as I had unexplained microscopic haematuria for several months. I am very slim and the ultrasound showed no abnormalities except for 2 very small stones in my kidneys. My urologist said that there was nothing to worry about and that haematuria was nothing to worry about, I suffer from urogenital atrophy, to an extreme level so I think he thought that I might just be somebody who bleeds ( if that makes any sense !) I had also had several unrianary tract infections so he thinks that my bladder is just a bit sensitive . I still have microscopic haematuria, v low levels and unchanged since I last tested my urine 7 months ago... , my only concern is bladder cancer, am I right in thinking that it highly unlikely that I have bladder cancer ? Please can you reassure me, I am slim fit eat healthily and do not smoke... Should I seek further advice or can I forget about it unless the blood becomes visible ... ? please could you advise, thank you. ( There are no nitrates in the urine - so no infection ) By the way my Urologist did not perform a cystoscopy because he said I am so slim that the ultrasound would be able to pick up the tiniest abnormality and therefore there was no need. Hope that makes sense ! thank you very much look forward to hearing from you. Just to add I would rather not have any tests unless you think they are absolutely necessary as I find them incredibly stressful.... thank you
Just wanted to add that on the test strip it shows just a few dark blue/green dots which according to the leaflet indicate intact erythrocytes ( only a few less than is shown on the tube ) it also shows that there is a bit of protein in my urine ( pale green ) and that my pH level is about 7 ... ) every thing else is normal
Thank you, ***** ***** blood just be because I am very dry from lack of oestrogen ... ? What other reasons could there be, I am reluctant to have more tests unless you think I should as I fear that potential increases my health anxiety... so if for a normal person the calculated risk is so small could I not bother unless there is visible blood ... ? what do you think... ?
thank you I will think about it.