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Hi, 

just need advice if this is normal, I had a TURBT procedure to remove a 2cm tumour from the bladder on 04/05/2024, thankfully the results of the biopsy came back benign, I got the results on 21/06/2024 and strangely enough on Saturday I haven’t been able to get off the toilet, constant urge to wee with not a lot coming out at times, a bit bloody and some small lumps, I’m assuming this is the scab coming out but everything I’ve read it should have fallen off between weeks 2-4. I’m on week 7 and have had nothing prior, so is it the scab? 

any advice would be great, thank you.

  • Hi Woodey08

    Thanks for getting in touch and welcome to our online community. My name is Sherrye and I’m one of the Cancer Information Nurse Specialists on the Macmillan Support Line. I can see you’re a member of the bladder cancer forum, I hope you are finding it a helpful and supportive place.

    I’m sorry to learn that you needed to have a TURBT procedure to remove a tumour from your bladder, but pleased to hear that the biopsy result came back benign.

    At Macmillan Cancer Support, we always suggest reporting any new, changing, or worsening symptom to your GP, or medical team at the hospital, for assessment.

    You may have a urine infection, as you’ve been experiencing the constant urge to wee and not a lot coming out at times. Your GP can test a sample of your urine and prescribe a course of antibiotics if needed.

    In regard to the blood and small lumps you are passing, this could be scab breaking away and being passed, as everyone’s healing time differs. But you still need to report this to your doctor to be reviewed and ensure there’s nothing else going on.

    If you are unable to get in contact with your GP or medical team, you can also contact NHS 111 for an assessment and review.

    I hope this information helps. Please feel free to get back in touch if you want more information or support.

    Best wishes,

    Sherrye H,

    Cancer Information Nurse Specialist          

    You can also speak with the Macmillan Support Line team of experts. Phone free on 0808 808 0000 (7 days a week, 8am-8pm), send us an email or contact us through webchat.

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