My husband hasn't ever received a shot. He has had 6 treatments so far. They do use a syringe to insert numbing jelly. Depending on the nurse who inserts the catheter, sometimes he has minor pain afterwards. Hope this helps.
After my 4th initial BCG instillation, I am curious how many of you had the cath done without the numbing shot. So far that has been the worst part of the process! Hurt, itches & ticles unmercifully for a dya fater. Any of you handle the actk without numbing?
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.