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Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

A 55-year-old man comes to the physician because of two episodes of painless, blood-tinged urine during the past week. His last episode was 2 days ago. He has smoked 1 pack of cigarettes daily for 35 years. Vital signs are within normal limits. Physical examination shows no abnormalities. Urinalysis shows normal findings except for microscopic blood.
1. Bladder cancer
2. Bladder diverticulum
3. Interstitial cystitis
4. Nephrolithiasis
5. Urinary tract infection

This question is part of nbme 13 section 1 (qst 1-50)
Asked by Wyatt Williams, Last updated: Aug 03, 2020

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worldkeeper

Worldkeeper

Answered Jun 22, 2020

Note that it is painless!!! Cancer is a silent killer.

 

Barry Mclean

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Barry Mclean, Sales Manager, MBA, Ewa

Answered May 02, 2019

The answer to this is A. it might seem a bit extreme but with the given signs such as the lack of other symptoms and normal urinalysis, A seems to be the most likely option. It should be noted that the person has smoked cigarettes for a long period of time so this may be one of the culprits that made this condition occur.

This type of cancer is considered to be more curable as compared to the other types of cancer especially if this has been detected early. This type of cancer usually begins in the cells that line the bladder and this will cause the bleeding. The patient can talk to the doctor regarding the available treatments.

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Mar 03, 2017

Bladder cancer
 

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