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A 52-year-old female asked:

having a cystoscopy done in a few days to confirm ic diagnosis. they will use some local anesthetic to guide scope. how painful will this be?

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Dr. Alexander Bankov
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Being subjective: sensation, I don't think it would be possible to predict your individual response and qualify it as a discomfort or pain. Having said that, it might be reassuring for you to know that application of local anesthetic gel on mucosal surface is usually very effective and a lot of patients do tolerate similar procedures without any major problems. You are the patient and you are in control, good luck.

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