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1 year 3 months ago #53903 by texasbonfire
The CT scan may detect how thick the questionable area of your bladder is, which can reveal many things. Also, they may be testing your kidneys during the CT scan. I have had kidney stones in the past which can produce blood in the urine AND, if not discharged from the bladder quickly enough, irritate the inside of the bladder. Crystallization (pre-stone) can causes similar problems without the pain of stones.

Good luck and best results!
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1 year 3 months ago #53890 by sara.anne
It can be...

Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
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1 year 3 months ago #53889 by jjadus
Hi, I was wondering if arthritis is a side effect of BCG treatments. I had some pain during movement of my left thumb and few days after starting BCG treatments. Thanks

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1 year 3 months ago #53888 by JMW
jjadus,

Thank you for that! I wish you all the best.

J

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1 year 4 months ago #53881 by jjadus
JMW,

I can only comment on my personal experience. For me I was having discomfort and urgency during urination for several months. I took various medications which did not relive my symptoms. Finally my urologist did what I called a bladder scope. He injected water my bladder and looked inside the bladder. He did not see any evidence of cancer, but he sent what was washed out of my for testing. The results of the test showed high grade carcinoma. After that I did a CT scan to check for tumor or growth in my organs, none found. Next I had a surgical procedure called a TURBT. A TURBT checks bladder and kidneys to determine where the carcinoma cells are coming from among other areas. After this procedure I was referred to Stanford to determine the best form of treatment to follow. The treatment suggested was a BCG procedure which I started Friday. So I guess I am saying is there many steps to get to where I am right now. And the more professionals that look at the results the clearer the picture emerges. I hope so anyway.

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1 year 4 months ago #53880 by JMW
Thank you so much for your responses. It was kind of you to reply so promptly and warmly. I feel more at ease now and prepared to wait for the results.
All the best to you.
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