Have others experienced inflammation from BCG treatments?

I completed six weeks of BCG last week. I have arthritis in my spine and hips but the pain has increased with the treatments. Is this a common side effect?

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  • Sarah Wallin moderator
    1 month ago

    Hi Barbe, this is a great question. I’m sorry to hear that the arthritis pain in your spine and hips has increased with your BCG treatments. We have an article about what to expect from BCG, which lists joint pain as a possible side effect: https://bladdercancer.net/living/expect-bcg-treatment/. If your pain does persist, or becomes unbearable, I do encourage you to seek medical attention if you haven’t already. Your doctor should be able to provide the appropriate treatment or advice for managing pain. -Sarah (BladderCancer.net Team Member)

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