Symptoms of Bladder Cancer
- Increased frequency of urination
- Intense urgency when needing to urinate
- Pain and/or burning with urination
- Inability to hold urine
Obstructive problems such as:
- Decreased force of stream
- Intermittent stream
- Feeling of incomplete emptying of the bladder
- Sensation of a pelvic mass
- Pain in the abdomen, lower back, or side caused by pressure on nearby nerves
- Decreased appetite and unintended weight loss
- Intense fatigue, abnormally low energy
- Swelling from excess fluid in the legs and feet
- Bone pain
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- Reviewer: Mohei Abouzied, MD
- Review Date: 05/2015 -
- Update Date: 06/26/2015 -
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