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10 years 4 months ago #20276 by Cynthia
I recieved this form Dr. Donald Lamm.

Regarding the question of sexual activity for women who receive BCG,
it is generally not possible to culture BCG from the urine after the second day post instillation. A condom could be used during this period.
To my knowledge there are no instances of sexual transmission of BCG, though there are some references to BCG in HIV positive patients, and it would be unwise to have unprotected intercourse with anyone who is immunosuppressed while
receiving BCG.

Cynthia Kinsella
T2 g3 CIS 8/04
Clinical Trial
Chemotherapy & Radiation 10/04-12/04
Chemotherapy 3/05-5/05
BCG 9/05-1-06
RC w/umbilical Indiana pouch 5/06
Left Nephrectomy 1/09
President American Bladder Cancer Society

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10 years 4 months ago #20274 by Patricia
This from Dr. Lamm
Men having this treatment can pass on BCG during sex. To protect your partner, you should not have sex for 48 hours after each treatment. Use a condom during sex at other times during the six weeks of treatment. You should also use a condom during sex for six weeks after treatment has ended

Nothing about women...i have written him but no reply as yet.
Pat

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10 years 4 months ago #20239 by TheWifeAgain
There is a female condom if anyone is interested in trying it B)

My husband is more worried about it not being "safe" for me no matter what the use of protection would be.

I am really surprised that some docs say the day after BCG is safe. That really worries me.

Age 53 Currently
Bladder Cancer Diagnosis October 2006 T1G3
2011 Finally made it 6 month between Cystos
8/22/2011 Cysto in the OR
(BCG and BCG Maintenance over the years)
Graduated to yearly Cystos
Tumor found at first one year Cysto - TURBT 4/26/2013
Kidney pain - CT scan 5/1/2013

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10 years 4 months ago #20219 by slabman
Tommy, you beat me to it. Brilliant? minds think alike.:laugh:

Bob
T1 G3
Age 66
DX April 2008
TURB April 2008
Last BCG (#15) April 2009

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10 years 4 months ago #20200 by tommyt
I'm just trying to understand why anyone would even be thinking of sex the day after a BCG treatment:woohoo: I must be getting old.

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10 years 4 months ago #20199 by DIB
I asked my doc about the need to wear a condom and he said "no"; that intercourse the day after the BCG treatment was fine. Such different answers on timing...

Male Dx T1G3 5/08 @ Age 59. TURBT 5/08; TURBT+40 mg MMC 6/08; BCG (6) 7/08-8/08; Cysto & TURBT 9/08; BCG Maint(3) 10/08, 3/09; 7/09; 11/09; 5/10; & 1/11. Clean cystos 2/09, 9/09, 3/10, & 10/10.

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