When last we met, I went to see a nephrologist, who so thoughtfully sent me to a urologist (Can you read the sarcasm in that? No? I guess I was too subtle).
The urologist took down my medical history: visible blood in urine 2-3 times a month for about a year now. Made worse when I’m sick or not feeling well. No kidney stones. No UTIs. His conclusion? “We need to rule out a bladder tumor.”
Bladder tumor? What? Huh? You get that I’m only 26 right?
“It would be rare in someone your age, but it’s still a possibility that we need to rule out.”
So he decided that I need a CT scan and a cystoscopy. The CT scan is supposed to check from my kidneys to my bladder to see if there is anything there that could be causing the bloody urine. I was hoping that the CT scan would get me out of a cystoscopy. But no such luck. I did the scan and get an email a day later saying that the scan was normal (Seriously, not even a kidney stone…) and that I needed the cystoscopy to fully evaluate my bladder for a tumor.
*wipes tears off keyboard and continues writing*
I am not looking forward to a cystoscopy… anything that involves shoving a camera up my urethra (or what I juvenilely refer to as”my pee hole”) is not a happy thing in my book. But, at this point, I just want to know what is causing the visible blood. I really do hope it’s not a tumor though.
In other chronic-illness-news… I have a colonoscopy tomorrow. Yay! Here’s to Scope Month! Joy!