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6 years 2 months ago - 6 years 2 months ago #43316 by maryland_mike
Hi, Ric - Maryland Mike here - I'm a little slow in seeing your post and responding, but I'd like to say that I, too, passed tissue (and blood) during my BCG treatment regimen, and it doesn't seem to be that uncommon - in fact, my uro said it was a sign the BCG was causing a positive effect on my bladder. I kept a "log" in the "Superficial (Non-invasive)..." forum, in the "Newbie - I'm checkin' in" thread. There I describe my reactions to the six treatments.

Cheers, and stay positive - this stuff is quite beatable!

TURBT, HoLAP, bladder stone ablation 9/28/11
Ta, Mx, Nx

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6 years 3 months ago #42926 by Joey
Ric132, the frequency for me also lasted several hours. At times it would seem as if I just finished and was on my way back to the bathroom. I never had large pieces of what looked like skin but would frequently have small pieces discharged.

Joey

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6 years 3 months ago #42886 by Alan
Sounds pretty normal from my experince but, that was 4+ years ago. If you have any concerns I would certainly call the doc and at least mention prior to the next instillation. Yes, the urgency for me was about a day to where I had about 15 seconds to find the toilet so I didn't travel far for a day. that will pass. All I can add is most of us have friends taking chemo and this is defintely easier than that!

DX 5/6/2008 TAG3 papillary tumor .5 CM in size. 2 TURBS followed by 6 instillations of BCG weekly with a second round of 6 after a 6 week wait.

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6 years 3 months ago #42885 by sara.anne
I did have BCG...the six initial and then what seemed like interminable maintenance treatments. I suspect that what you experienced is just a result of the irritation that the BCG sets up. And sometimes, for several hours after a treatment, I almost just sat there on the pot with a book! In a few hours this should pass.
If it doesn't, and you are worried, do call your urologist's office.

Sara Anne

Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
Vice-President, American Bladder Cancer Society
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6 years 3 months ago #42884 by upnorth
Hi Ric132,

I haven't had BGC yet but this sounds like it might be something like scar tissue coming loose. Hang on and one of the others will chime in shortly.

Mark

Age 51
Diagnosed BC 12/20/2011 Ta No Mo 0a Non-Invasive At age 48
"Please don't cry because it is over..... Smile because it happened!" {Dr. Seuss} :)

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6 years 3 months ago #42883 by ric132
Hi to everyone
I just had my 3rd bcg treatment about 5 hours ago and i when i went to then bathroom this last time a big piece of skin like stuff came out and im worred, it was white and slimy it did not hurt but now i feel like i have to go all the time, has any body else had this.
Thanks Rich

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