A 35-year-old member asked:
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dr. is testing for bladder cancer but i do not want it to hurt. it this possible?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: There are anesthetics that can be used and meds prior to invasive testing to keep discomfort at a bare minimum for most people.
Answered on May 27, 2012
Dr. James Krick
36 years experience Urology
Bladder cancer: The definitive test for identifying bladder cancer is cystoscopy. This involves passing a thin flexible fiberoptic scope through the urethra and into the bladder for a look around. Local anesthetic is applied inside the urethra and the discomfort is actually quite minimal in males as well as females. It is typically done in the office.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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