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11 years 7 months ago #5505 by timb
Mrjoe
no offence taken. yes it was a bit of a nightmare as it turned out. The point I was tring to make was that it can be normal to have red areas in the bladder but best to keep an eye on them.

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11 years 7 months ago #5475 by Rosemary
Mrjoe,

I'm not so sure that I wouldn't ask for a second opinion.  I'm guessing your Doctor knows what he is doing, but if it were me, I would just want to have a second opinion, maybe even a second biopsy, just for peace of mind.



Your friend,  
Rosemary

Rosemary
Age - 55
T1 G3 - Tumor free 2 yrs 3 months
Dx January 2006

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11 years 7 months ago #5474 by Patricia
well the definition makes sense but i've never heard of it being done without anesthesia....anyone else care to comment? Tim...Wendy...??

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11 years 7 months ago #5473 by mrjoeo
Patricia:

He did the removal during my cystoscope exam. No anesthesia, he just cut the piece out and zapped it and that was it. He uses tools through the scope. I think I am using the "Turb" definition in the right context... if not sorry for the confusion...

"Transurethral resection is an operation that uses a cystoscope inserted into the bladder through the urethra. The doctor then uses a tool with a small wire loop on the end to remove the cancer or to burn the tumor away with high-energy electricity (fulguration)."

Does that make sense?

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11 years 7 months ago #5471 by Patricia
your Dr. did a TURB in his office? He's set up for anesthesia? Thats a new one for me........Pat

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11 years 7 months ago #5470 by mrjoeo
Rosemary:

Finally, I could not log on for the last copuple of days, server problems??

The second most recent TURB was done in his office during my "Poke and Peak". It was a single very small "Red Dot", no treatment other then zapping it to cauterize it after cutting it out. My primary tumor was single and small; in fact the doctor said it was so superficial that it was floating on the surface. He didn’t even cut into the bladder it was so superficial. I was VERY lucky but now I am wondering...

Tim - No offense to you but your case is my worst nightmare!!!

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