I am a ADN student - completed my 1st year already. A month ago, I had my annual blood test/urinalysis, etc., and they found a trace amt of blood in my urine. Doc wanted to re-do in 30 days to see if was definitely a problem, well I re-did it this week, and it still shows a trace amount of blood. I have an appointment with a Urologist on July 18th, but that seems like forever when you are worried about something.
I have noticed lately that I've had to pee more often, and maybe some very slight irritation. I've have some pain in my back - but it's been off and on for awhile, and had actually wondered to myself if it was my kidney. I didn't mention it to the doc when I went for checkup because it wasn't hurting then & I forgot.
My question is - is it possible to have a stone and not be in severe pain? Or is it possible to have an infection causing the blood and have an otherwise normal UA?
8 years ago I had a carcinoid tumor in my appendix, so I always seem to think the worse. I have done fine and had no re-currence of tumor - it was completely removed.
Looking things up on the internet, I've read if you have blood - assume it's bladder cancer until proven otherwise........ and then if you have blood and increased frequency in urination that is s/s of bladder cancer. I'm just freaking out!
I just finished my summer class today, and am out until August 22nd. We are leaving Tuesday for a short vacation to a theme park and to visit my sister, and I have this weighing on my mind. And now every pain I feel in my back or side is magnified.
Can anyone give me information? Hope? Dispair? More reason to worry?? Anything is better than nothing I suppose.
Thank you in advance