Kathy...i think its always used for TURB...at least at major hospitals to my knowledge......
Transurethral resection generally takes place in the hospital with the patient under general anesthesia. The doctor inserts a cystoscope, a small, lit camera, in through the urethra and into the bladder. A small tool with a wire loop at the end is inserted through the cystoscope. A high-frequency electric current passes through the wire tool removing and burning cancer cells. This method is called fulguration.
Shelby there is little reported syndrome associated with TURB..which is simply called transurethral resection syndrome....
which is the absorption of glycine from irrigation solution during TUR that the liver cannot metabolize, resulting in increased serum ammonia.
I would definately have your doctor do some blood tests for this. Here is a link to a PDF file on it.
I haven't had the BCG treatments but the arthritic Side Effects are there.I had no pain whatsoever until after my first turbt. Since then I have had a hitch in my getalong. Seems like once I get moving I'm ok but it takes a bit to get moving. It is really bad in my feet and ankles. Even after a short drive or sitting period I really have to push myself to get moving due to the pain. I don't know why, does this sound familiar to anyone?