Congrats on finishing the first hurdle!! No, that is not too long to wait. Your bladder is probably pretty angry at you right now.....the urologist would see a lot of irritation and could not tell if it was something to be concerned about or just BCG irritation. Let it heal a bit!
I once had to have a small biopsy several months after BCG because my bladder was still inflammed. Diagnosis? BCG cystitis.
Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
Vice-President, American Bladder Cancer Society
Finished my 6th BCG treatment last week for the initial induction course and called my Urologist's office about scheduling the follow-up cystoscopy. The nurse called back saying the doc wants to wait 3 months before doing the cysto to ensure the bladder is completely healed up from the BCG. She said if it looks good, then the doc will start me on the 3-wk BCG maintenance program.
While I'm in no hurry to have another cystoscopy, was wondering if the 3 month wait was too long for my T1HG/CIS diagnosis? Thoughts?
Dec 15 - DX Ta HG, 1.5cm Pap, Focal CIS; Treatment: SWOG Protocol (BCGx27); Feb 19 - Ta HG recurrence and CIS/Ta HG in right kidney/ureter; underwent nephroureterectomy; next cysto in May