Hope you have a good report soon. My husband (CIS) also had a precautionary biopsy due to redness after BCG. This wasn't an issue after the first 6 treatments. The redness was seen during the routine scope after the first maintenance series of 3 BCG treatments. He has since completed another series of 3 treatments of BCG with no redness reported on the follow-up scope.
He continues to have slight discomfort when voiding which has been discussed with his BC specialist. It's basically the new "normal" for my husband and hopefully will resolve itself once he completes (that is successfully completes!) his BCG treatments.
Gee, I don't know for sure. It happened a couple of times. Once he did a biopsy and I had to wait three weeks to resume the BCG treatments so the biopsy could heal. The other times I believe that we just postponed the BCG for a week or two.
I didn't have any medications.
Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
Vice-President, American Bladder Cancer Society
Many thanks for your reply. It is reassuring to know that someone else has had the same symptoms with inflammation.
Obviously then your biopsy came back negative? Naturally I am hopeful that mine will as well.
I have had bouts with burning, and frequency in urination, but those seem to be gradually going away, so maybe my inflammation is gradually calming down.
I would think if the redness were cancer, I'd have a lot more symptoms, but not sure either.