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How Long After a TURBT Does Microscopic Blood Keep Appearing In Urine?

10 months 2 weeks ago #58636 by Alan
I must be asleep, Sara Anne. Microscopic is likely due to BCG irritation but, it IS a question for the doctor.

DX 5/6/2008 TAG3 papillary tumor .5 CM in size. 2 TURBS followed by 6 instillations of BCG weekly with a second round of 6 after a 6 week wait.
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10 months 2 weeks ago #58634 by sara.anne
This is definitely a question that you should ask your doctor. We are not doctors here, and even if we were we wouldn't be familiar with your particular case.

I will tell you that BCG can cause bleeding, so this may very well NOT be from your TURB.

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10 months 2 weeks ago #58633 by Alan
That is one for your URO. Normally, any infection they won't do BCG or visible bleeding. Microscopic? I have no idea.

DX 5/6/2008 TAG3 papillary tumor .5 CM in size. 2 TURBS followed by 6 instillations of BCG weekly with a second round of 6 after a 6 week wait.
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10 months 2 weeks ago #58632 by BigRIJoe
Today was the 8th week after the removal of my second papillary high grade non-invasive tumor. I got my 4th BCG treatment today and when the nurse gave me the dipstick result, there is still microscopic blood in my urine. Is this a cause for alarm?

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