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Varicose Veins inside the Bladder?

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  • Posted By: Nancy Carney
  • January 11, 2007
  • 02:46 PM

I am a 52 year old woman. I've had a complete hysterectomy in 1998. I had a kidney stone for the first, and only time in July 2005. While going to the Urologist for follow-up appointments regarding the kidney stone situation, he also checked my bladder for any problems. The doctor made a comment that I had "a weird mass of varicose veins inside my bladder, and in my 30 plus years as a doctor, never seen anything like it." I asked the doctor if he thought it was cancer, and he said "I don't think so." :confused:

For a year and a half I've been going to this same Urologist, and he seems to be puzzled at this weird condition, but becomes defensive when I suggest that maybe he needs to send me to another doctor for a second opinion. I just went to the doctor again on January 9, 2007, and he once again stated he still hasn't seen anything like my situation. He told me that he was going to "call up a couple of his buddies to see if they have ever seen anything like it." I once again asked the question if maybe he ought to send me elsewhere, and he popped out of his chair, and declared that "not all doctors know everything, him included, and he doubted if him sending me to another doctor would solve the problem." :eek:

The doctor has ran a CAT scan on me at least once, and has done ultrasounds virtually every time I go in to see him. The doctor told me he was hesitant to do a biopsy on any of those veins, because he felt like I would "bleed all over the place."

My questions are: Has anyone ever heard of this health issue? Do you think this doctor is just taking my insurance company for a ride? What is any recommendations?

Thanks, Nancy

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  • I am a 52 year old woman. I've had a complete hysterectomy in 1998. I had a kidney stone for the first, and only time in July 2005. While going to the Urologist for follow-up appointments regarding the kidney stone situation, he also checked my bladder for any problems. The doctor made a comment that I had "a weird mass of varicose veins inside my bladder, and in my 30 plus years as a doctor, never seen anything like it." I asked the doctor if he thought it was cancer, and he said "I don't think so." :confused: For a year and a half I've been going to this same Urologist, and he seems to be puzzled at this weird condition, but becomes defensive when I suggest that maybe he needs to send me to another doctor for a second opinion. I just went to the doctor again on January 9, 2007, and he once again stated he still hasn't seen anything like my situation. He told me that he was going to "call up a couple of his buddies to see if they have ever seen anything like it." I once again asked the question if maybe he ought to send me elsewhere, and he popped out of his chair, and declared that "not all doctors know everything, him included, and he doubted if him sending me to another doctor would solve the problem." :eek: The doctor has ran a CAT scan on me at least once, and has done ultrasounds virtually every time I go in to see him. The doctor told me he was hesitant to do a biopsy on any of those veins, because he felt like I would "bleed all over the place." My questions are: Has anyone ever heard of this health issue? Do you think this doctor is just taking my insurance company for a ride? What is any recommendations? Thanks, NancyHi There Nancy,My Mom has just been diagnosed with the same thing and they are bleeding off and on her uroligist says if they don't stop bleeding he will have to coterize them. Scares the you know what out of me.Mik
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