Tissue looking particles in urine after BCG treatment

3 weeks 16 hours ago #60485 by RJake1
Just had BCG treatment today and noticed big clump of substance in urine. Glad I had read this thread earlier or I might've been alarmed. Thanks, all.

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4 weeks 21 hours ago #60474 by EdBr
Appreciate the quick response .. makes sense to me at a laymans level.  Thanks for the analogy.

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4 weeks 22 hours ago #60473 by sara.anne
No, Ed.  It is more like what happens after you get sunburned.  The BCG really irritated the bladder lining and some of the "burned" tissue dies and sloughs off.  

Sara Anne

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4 weeks 23 hours ago #60472 by EdBr
Sara, 

Could you comment more about the lining "sloughing" off ... I too am seeing very visible tissue in my urine weeks AFTER my 6th BCG treatment.  Is the tissue that coming out cancerous from a tumor? 

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1 year 11 months ago #57099 by Srothsr
My diagnosis;
Bladder; High grade Urothelial Displasia, non-invasive Papillary Carcinoma.
Prostate; Same

Regarding the fleshy tissue in urine, my Doc and lots and lots of online research indicate this is normal. Since I also have prostate cancer of the same type my symptoms may be a bit different. I find that I experience SEVERE pain the last couple of seconds during urination followed by a very few drops of blood. Not intolerable but uncomfortable all the same. Next BCG treatment is Thursday @1500 hrs. Feel good and keeping a good attitude!
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1 year 11 months ago #57007 by Atlanta51
Similar to my experience. T1MO, NO; 9 BCG treatments to date. More often, “fresh” tissue with void within a day or two of treatment, then “scab” tissue within four to five days following treatment. No discomfort and I think it’s just part of the process. Hope this helps.

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