What are the signs and symptoms of squamous cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder?

Updated: Jun 11, 2019
  • Author: Muhammad T Idrees, MD; Chief Editor: Liang Cheng, MD  more...
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Most squamous cell carcinomas produce no symptoms until they reach an advanced stage. Patients are typically in their sixth or seventh decades when the disease manifests, although patients with obstructive and irritative symptoms are usually diagnosed earlier.

The most common symptom of urinary bladder squamous cell carcinoma is gross hematuria. [31] Bacteriuria occurs in about 50% of patients. Less commonly, patients may experience nocturia, dysuria, frequency, and pain.


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