My frirst 3 m check up is this week I have talen BCG/INFRON A for the six weeks course and then had my 6 week break. I will be asleep for the Cysto but wonderd will I end up with a Catheter after the test? If so for how long? Any thoughts?
I also wonder can any my new or remaining tumors can be removed at this time or is that a whole new TURB? This is one I really don't understand.
Kalwasinkski, It seems if your urologist has scheduled for you to be "alseep" during the cysto he or she is also prepared to remove any growths seen as well as taking some random samples which is done by some urologists. Some urologists take samples or fulgerate growths right in the office during a cystoscopy without putting people to sleep. Will you be in the urologists office or an operating room setting? I don't know of any urologists who put people to sleep in their office and do a procedure but there are some that do procedures in their office during a cystoscopy without putting people to sleep. Is that clear as mud? LOL Rosie Ambs
Kalwasinski...it does sound like he's prepared to do a re-turb if necessary. As for the catheter thats pretty much at the doctors discretion....they all do it differently i've found. As long as the urine is clear as it was in my case my surgeon took the catheter out immediately after surgery....some want it in 3 days.....arrrgh!....When in doubt ask!!