When first diagnosed, I could not proceed to cystoscopy because I had a UTI. My GP would not treat it because he said I had it all the time. I cured the matter for myself by stopping all tea, coffee and alcohol, and taking in lots of water. When I was able to start BCG treatment, I am 5/6th the way through, and no sign of a UTI.  Is this just chance?

  • Personally I think the outcome speaks for itself. All three are bladder irritants or diuretics [and that's not just my opinion but stated by NHS continence specialist nurse in the last fortnight]. So I would say not chance at all. And lots of water means never having either concentrated urine, another irritant, or any other possibly toxic breakdown product of your food or medication, dwelling in your bladder for long or in high concentration.

    Happy New Year to all,