My mum is 58. In June she underwent a partial nephrectomy to remove a small (about 2.5cm) but aggressive (grade 3) kidney tumor. The op went well, they are confident everything was removed, the tumor had not spread into the kidney's fatty tissue, or according to all all the tests / scans, to any other part of the body, but for the last month she has had blood in her urine. On occasion enough that she can see if with the naked eye, currently enough that it is apparent only on her urine test. What could be the cause of this? Could it be a return of the cancer so quickly?
Since she had a partial nephrectomy, one of the things to consider indeed is cancer in the spared areas. It may also be bleeding from aberrant healing in the kidney. Of course, there are other causes of bleeding along the tract. If she is still having her menses, contamination of the urine may also be possible. If she is menopausal, then an investigation of her cervix and uterus would also be in order. It would be best to consult the doctor. An initial examination may be an examination of the urine for clues where the blood is coming from. Stay positive.
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