Bladder Cancer - What the First Doctor Said (Ultrasound) - February, 2008
Posted Oct 21 2008 12:19am
So off to my doctor in Salt Lake City on Friday, after my return to home base. He took weight, temperature, blood pressure, blood, and urine. While I had no pink in the urine, they were easily able to detect blood with a simple dip strip. He poked me all over the abdomen, kidneys, bladder, spleen, whatever. No undue tenderness anywhere. Then we did the bend over and check the prostate - not fun for either of us. He said one side of the prostate is slightly bigger, but the whole thing is no bigger than an average teenager's. We did 20 minutes of Q&A, ruling out the vasectomy, gout, and other obvious things. He said we should do a renal and bladder ultrasound, which is a pretty low cost diagnostic, and look at the blood results.
The doc said I should get it done near my work and save a trip to their normal hospital in Salt Lake City. It turns out that the Davis (County) Hospital, a few blocks from work, took my insurance and had a really good contract rate. We scheduled the ultrasound for February 20, the following Wednesday ...