Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.

Symptoms of Bladder Cancer

Symptoms of Bladder Cancer: Introduction

The hallmark symptom of bladder cancer is a frequent, urgent need to urinate (frequency, urgency). Frequency may result in the release of only small amounts of urine, and there may be blood in the urine (hematuria). There may or may not be pain during urination, and pain may occur just after urination.

Additional symptoms may include abdominal pain, bone pain, urinary incontinence, weight loss, fatigue, and anemia.

Complications of bladder cancer can create additional symptoms. In some cases a bladder tumor can grow in an area near the ureter, which can block the flow of urine from the kidney to the bladder. This can result in a build-up of urine in one of both kidneys and kidney swelling. This is called hydronephrosis. Symptoms of hydronephrosis include lower back pain or flank pain on the side of the affected kidney....more about Bladder Cancer »

Symptoms of Bladder Cancer

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Bladder Cancer includes the 16 symptoms listed below:

Research symptoms & diagnosis of Bladder Cancer:

Bladder Cancer: Symptom Checkers

Review the available symptom checkers for these symptoms of Bladder Cancer:

Bladder Cancer: Symptom Assessment Questionnaires

Review the available Assessment Questionnaires for the symptoms of Bladder Cancer:

Bladder Cancer: Complications

Review medical complications possibly associated with Bladder Cancer:

Diagnostic Testing

Diagnostic testing of medical conditions related to Bladder Cancer:

Research More About Bladder Cancer

Do I have Bladder Cancer?

Bladder Cancer: Medical Mistakes

Bladder Cancer: Undiagnosed Conditions

Diseases that may be commonly undiagnosed in related medical areas:

Home Diagnostic Testing

Home medical tests related to Bladder Cancer:

Wrongly Diagnosed with Bladder Cancer?

The list of other diseases or medical conditions that may be on the differential diagnosis list of alternative diagnoses for Bladder Cancer includes:

Bladder Cancer: Research Doctors & Specialists

Research all specialists including ratings, affiliations, and sanctions.

More about symptoms of Bladder Cancer:

More information about symptoms of Bladder Cancer and related conditions:

Other Possible Causes of these Symptoms

Click on any of the symptoms below to see a full list of other causes including diseases, medical conditions, toxins, drug interactions, or drug side effect causes of that symptom.

Article Excerpts About Symptoms of Bladder Cancer:

Common symptoms of bladder cancer include:

  • Blood in the urine (making the urine slightly rusty to deep red),

  • Pain during urination, and

  • Frequent urination, or feeling the need to urinate without results.

These symptoms are not sure signs of bladder cancer. Infections, benign tumors, bladder stones, or other problems also can cause these symptoms. Anyone with these symptoms should see a doctor so that the doctor can diagnose and treat any problem as early as possible. People with symptoms like these may see their family doctor or a urologist , a doctor who specializes in diseases of the urinary system. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Bladder Cancer: NCI)

Bladder Cancer as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

When considering symptoms of Bladder Cancer, it is also important to consider Bladder Cancer as a possible cause of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Bladder Cancer may cause:

- (Source - Diseases Database)

Bladder Cancer as a symptom:

For a more detailed analysis of Bladder Cancer as a symptom, including causes, drug side effect causes, and drug interaction causes, please see our Symptom Center information for Bladder Cancer.

Medical articles and books on symptoms:

These general reference articles may be of interest in relation to medical signs and symptoms of disease in general:

About signs and symptoms of Bladder Cancer:

The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Bladder Cancer. This signs and symptoms information for Bladder Cancer has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Bladder Cancer signs or Bladder Cancer symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Bladder Cancer may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Bladder Cancer symptoms.


By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise