What causes bladder pain while undergoing intravesical therapy for bladder cancer?
Now taking Uribe for pain 3 times a day. Have taken phenazopyrideme, and Hydrocodon acetaminoph, for pain. Took Rifampin 300 MG, Isoniazid 300 MG Tablets for anti BCG medications. I do have Lab tests of blood and urine as well as a lower CAT SCAN a couple weeks ago.
Also it affects my bowel movements from constipated to near liquid.
Irritation of Badder is known side effect of intra Vesical BCG treatment .
Thanks for your query, I really feel very sorry for your concern and agony that you are going through at this age.
You have been diagnosed and treated with appropriate treatment by Intra Vesical B.C.G of and on for Non Invasive Cancer of Bladder since last 20 years and now getting severe pain and frequent urination since few months .
I shall be happy if you can post me few more details to help me in making comments on your problem-
1) Was Biopsy from the new site of tumor done very recently to confirm whether it has infiltrated to bladder muscles ?
2) Can you please upload report of your C.T Scan done very recently ? You can simply upload/attach it at the reports section.
In spite of aggressive treatment, the cancer of the bladder has a tendency to recur repeatedly. Your present problem is due to irritation of bladder due to known side effect of B.C.G treatment which is not responding to all medicines being prescribed for pain management .
In such given situation, you can discuss with your Urologist to explore the feasibility and efficacy of surgery of Radical Cystectomy with Neo Bladder but keeping in mind about the nature of surgery which is a major surgery to go through at the age of 84 years provided you are medically fit to withstand it .
This will help you to have pain free life and free from agony that you are currently going through .
Hope I have answered your query ,please feel free to ask if you have more questions, I shall be happy to help you.
Thanks and Regards.