I had some mild penis pain while I was taking BCG but, that cleared up a few weeks after the final instillation, I am guessing the tube and the BCG was causing the irritation. However, 2 to 3 months later is way to long to suffer. I have been told BCG might even shrink the bladder some. 30 minutes is way to short of a time for retention. I would guess the bladder itself is still inflamed. Otherwise, I would also be perplexed with your URO. Me even a second opinion would be in order for "fresh" eyes?
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.
4 years 7 months ago - 4 years 7 months ago#49805by victor_t
My dad had his bladder tumour 2 years ago and has been undergoing BCG treatment.
Ever since he started BCG treatment. His last BCG treatment was in Aug. He keeps experiencing excruciating pain at his penis area if there is urine in his bladder.
As a result, he can't hold his urine anymore due to the pain and has to visit the toilet every 30 minutes. This has affected his social life.
Our specialist has prescribed antibiotics for my dad and ordered a urine test. The urine test is normal but the antibiotics do not seem to solve his problem.