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2 years 4 months ago #53446 by Hbull
Thanks so much.

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2 years 4 months ago #53443 by Hannah01
Cannot say what caused it, it might be dose of BCG. My doc says blood is common side effect, hope things will change for you.
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2 years 4 months ago #53440 by sara.anne
The appearance of blood is a very common side effect of BCG. It is as if parts of the lining are sloughing off.
Unless it continues for several days, it is probably not something to worry about.

Sara Anne

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2 years 4 months ago #53439 by dtat60
Just an FYI.....I didn't have any symptoms for my first 5 BCG treatments. I had just one instance of bleeding after my 6th. Three month holiday and then started my maintenance 2 weeks ago. Nothing the first treatment but today had my 2/3 and I had bleeding for about 4 hours and now it is clearing up.

I'm not sure if this was due to the catheter or the BCG but relieved to see it clearing up. :woohoo:

Peace and Love,
Dave

08/16 Blood in Urine;09/16 CT Scan, RPG, Cysto;10/16 TURBT;12/08 BL TURBT;01/17 6X BCG;05/17 NED, 3X BCG, 9/17 NED, 3X BCG,1/18 NED, 3X BCG,7/18 NED, 3X BCG

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2 years 4 months ago #53416 by DougG
Harriet,
Others on the forum have mentioned a reduced dose of BCG; that may be something to discuss with your doctor as you voice your concerns.
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Anita

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2 years 5 months ago #53412 by Hbull
Jack: Thanks so much for the information. Good ideas. Be well, Harriet

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