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Arthritic Side Effects from BCG

10 years 1 month ago #22482 by Shelby
Thank you Pat for your response. I will have him do some Tests.

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10 years 1 month ago #22341 by Patricia
Kathy...i think its always used for TURB...at least at major hospitals to my knowledge......
Transurethral resection generally takes place in the hospital with the patient under general anesthesia. The doctor inserts a cystoscope, a small, lit camera, in through the urethra and into the bladder. A small tool with a wire loop at the end is inserted through the cystoscope. A high-frequency electric current passes through the wire tool removing and burning cancer cells. This method is called fulguration.
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10 years 1 month ago #22331 by kathyk
Pat, when do they administer high frequency current? Another scarey thing going on while were "out"?

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10 years 1 month ago #22320 by Patricia
Shelby there is little reported syndrome associated with TURB..which is simply called transurethral resection syndrome....
which is the absorption of glycine from irrigation solution during TUR that the liver cannot metabolize, resulting in increased serum ammonia.
I would definately have your doctor do some blood tests for this. Here is a link to a PDF file on it.
http://www.springerlink.com/content/ggn88k5q6jk97l0r/
Pat

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10 years 1 month ago #22313 by Shelby
I haven't had the BCG treatments but the arthritic Side Effects are there.I had no pain whatsoever until after my first turbt. Since then I have had a hitch in my getalong. Seems like once I get moving I'm ok but it takes a bit to get moving. It is really bad in my feet and ankles. Even after a short drive or sitting period I really have to push myself to get moving due to the pain. I don't know why, does this sound familiar to anyone?

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10 years 1 month ago - 10 years 1 month ago #22132 by Lady Jane
I never have heard about BCG and arthritis. This board has so much information. I am so glad I found you all.

And Ro, I like your hair. You look beautiful in your avatar.

Ta Grade 1
6 TURBS
15 BCG
dx Jan 07

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