A Question on BCG

12 years 9 months ago #20183 by Cynthia
A Question on BCG was created by Cynthia
This question was given to me by a lady getting ready to start BCG at the end of the week.

I've been trying to find out information about intercourse during BCG treatments. A lot is geared to men, e.g., wear a condom. I also saw that you should wait for a week after a treatment. If you have 6 weeks of treatment, does this mean no intercourse for 7 weeks? Thanks!

Cynthia Kinsella
T2 g3 CIS 8/04
Clinical Trial
Chemotherapy & Radiation 10/04-12/04
Chemotherapy 3/05-5/05
BCG 9/05-1-06
RC w/umbilical Indiana pouch 5/06
Left Nephrectomy 1/09
President American Bladder Cancer Society

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12 years 9 months ago - 12 years 9 months ago #20188 by Patricia
Replied by Patricia on topic A Question on BCG
Hi...i'm going to refer you to web/cafes BCG page and there is Dr. Lamms email...he's very good at answering questions very quickly. I have found tons of stuff on men using condoms for 48 hrs after BCG instillation and also for the duration of the treatment...nothing on the women but i suspect since we cannot wear a condom and if there would be any leakage.....ouch.
Ask Dr. Lamm........Pat

www.bcgoncology.com/drlamm/

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12 years 9 months ago #20191 by Nix
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I can only tell you what my Uro said. 3-4 days after each treatment it is perfectly safe for females to have sex. I must admit, during the first 6 BCG I was afraid and did not. I guess the best advice would be to ask your Uro. You won't be the first to ask and I am sure not the last!

Nancy S
Ta CIS
dx Ta 11/06
dx Ta CIS 10/07

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12 years 9 months ago #20199 by DIB
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I asked my doc about the need to wear a condom and he said "no"; that intercourse the day after the BCG treatment was fine. Such different answers on timing...

Male Dx T1G3 5/08 @ Age 59. TURBT 5/08; TURBT+40 mg MMC 6/08; BCG (6) 7/08-8/08; Cysto & TURBT 9/08; BCG Maint(3) 10/08, 3/09; 7/09; 11/09; 5/10; & 1/11. Clean cystos 2/09, 9/09, 3/10, & 10/10.

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12 years 9 months ago #20200 by tommyt
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I'm just trying to understand why anyone would even be thinking of sex the day after a BCG treatment:woohoo: I must be getting old.

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12 years 9 months ago #20219 by slabman
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Tommy, you beat me to it. Brilliant? minds think alike.:laugh:

Bob
T1 G3
Age 66
DX April 2008
TURB April 2008
Last BCG (#15) April 2009

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