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How long should the procedures of diagnostic laproscopy and cystoscopy with hydrodistention last?

How long should the procedures of diagnostic laproscopy and cystoscopy with hydrodistention last?

Depends: Hydrodistention is done for diagnosis and treatment of interstitial cystitis, laparoscopy for many reasons, usually short procedures. More important is that they are done well and achieve the expected goals. If you are asking about results, some patients may go years in between hydrodistentions. ...Read more

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Cystoscopy (Definition)

Cystoscopy is a procedure where a small instrument called a cystoscope is inserted into the urethra and advanced into the bladder in order to visualize the ...Read more


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Can I swim and have sex the day after having a cystoscopy with hydrodistention procedure?

Can I swim and have sex the day after having a cystoscopy with hydrodistention procedure?

Yes, but. ..: You may continue swimming & sex if you're comfortable and unable to suppress sex urge for not exaggerating the already irritative voiding symptoms after cystoscopy and bladder hydrodilation. So, you decide and note: Nothing is free but comes with a price. Best wish. .. ...Read more

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Should I still have painful stabbing pain while urinating after three weeks of having a cystoscopy and hydrodistention done?

Should I still have painful stabbing pain while urinating after three weeks of having a cystoscopy and hydrodistention done?

? UTI: You didn't mention if the hydrodistention (and I presume bladder biopsy) confirmed a DX of interstitial cystitis. If so, it could be your ic; otherwise, it might be a UTI after instrumentation. ...Read more

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What is a cystoscopy?

What is a cystoscopy?

An office procedure.: Cystoscopy is a procedure where a small cystoscope, about the width of a pencil, is placed into the bladder through the urethra. It is used by doctors to visualize the lining of the bladder, looking for anatomic abnormalities, stones, inflammation, and tumors. If performed in the clinic, no general anesthesia is used, only a local numbing gel. ...Read more

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Could cystoscopy hurts?

Could cystoscopy hurts?

Just slight...: Cystoscopy is usually done under local anesthesia so you will not feel much pain but slight local discomfort. Of course, your understanding, realistic expectation, and urologist's gentelness and carefulness will make a diifference in the way how you may feel. So, don't worry. Of course, ask your urologist timely.

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What does a cystoscopy feel like?

What does a cystoscopy feel like?

A procedure.: Cystoscopies are uncomfortable but most patients tolerate them well. Usually, a numbing gel is placed in the urethra. The initial entry of the scope is the most uncomfortable part, where it passes beyond the urethral sphincter. Irrigating fluid will enter your bladder to aid in visualization, which will feel like a fullness to the bladder. After the procedure, discomfort rapidly subsides. ...Read more

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What should I expect from a cystoscopy procedure?

What should I expect from a cystoscopy procedure?

A few things.: Cystoscopies are commonly office procedures. You will be asked to undress, put on a gown, then lie on table or chair. Your groin is prepped with antiseptic solution. A numbing gel may be placed in your urethra. A cystoscope will be placed into the bladder by the urologist; the initial entry is the most uncomfortable part. Irrigating fluid will enter your bladder. You may get an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Should I go under anesthaesia for first cystoscopy?

Usually not: Cystoscopy is well tolerated with local anesthetic jelly placed in the urethra. If a bladder biopsy or other procedure is planned, or hydrostatic distension then anesthesia or IV sedation is almost always necessary. ...Read more

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I am going under anesthaesia for first cystoscopy, suggestions?

No, but...: Diagnostice cystoscopy, especially for females, can usually be done under local anesthesia with minimal discomfort. Under anesthesia with real sleep or IV sedation is genrally unneccasry. But, if biopsy or other procedures are required, anesthesia is required. With realistic expectation in mind and doctor's skill in action, most of patients tolerate extremely well.

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What is a cystoscopy or ureterscopy? Are they painful?

Here are...: The involved procedures are done under anesthesia so you would not feel a thing during the procedures. Cystoscopy is used to gain access through urethra into the bladder for diagnosis as well as rx for many conditions. Ureteroscopy, with much finer ; longer instruments, is used to diagnose and treat various diseases in ureters ; kidneys. And either scope can be rigid or flexible. Detail? Ask... ...Read more

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What is the difference between a cystoscopy and a cystography?

X-Ray: Cystoscopy is a procedure involving a urologist looking inside the bladder with a lighted instrument. Cystography is an X-Ray of the bladder after contrast is placed into the bladder via a catheter, usually to check for vesicoureteral reflux or a bladder leak after surgery. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a cystoscopy and a cystourethroscopy?

Same: Assuming no anatomy altering previous surgery, they are the same since the entryway to the bladder is through the urethra ...Read more

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Can you tell me about cystoscopy and urodynamic assesment test done?

Here are some...: Cystoscopy is a direct look through urethra into bladder with a telescope under optical vision to see if there are tumor, blockage, stone, stricture, foreign body, etc. Urodynamics is done to test how your bladder and urethra work together, normally or abnormally, and how the urine control can be, so to decide if surgery for blockage or incontinence is needed or not, and how to do them. So, ask dr. ...Read more

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Are urethral tears always seen in a cystoscopy? Do they always heal on their own?

Urethral tear: There is no such word "always" in medicine. And yes, it should be seen on cystoscopy. ...Read more

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What is the likelyhood of developing peyronies disease when a person has had a cystoscopy performed?

Not from cystoscopy: No reason why person should. Most urologists believe that peyronies is caused by micro-fractures of the erectile penile rods)corora cavernosa). This most frequently occurs during sex with man lying on his back with parner on top. ...Read more

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Can a cystoscopy be done under sedation? I am terrified of this procedure and would like to know what my options may be. Thanks!

Yes: A cystoscopy can be done under sedation, like many other procedures. You can also have an anesthetic gel instilled into the urethra. ...Read more

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I need to have a Cystoscopy in Nov. I'm really having anxiety...badly about this. The procedure itself that is. Is this a simple basic thing?

I need to have a Cystoscopy in Nov. I'm really having anxiety...badly about this. The procedure itself that is. Is this a simple basic thing?

Overall: Cystoscopy isn't a particularly risky procedure. I know that doesn't make it any bit less anxiety provoking, as undergoing any procedure (sometimes even just blood draws) can be very stressful. You may want to review any of your concerns with your urologist to help allay any fears you might have. But if your anxiety is that bad, review this with your primary care to come up with a solution. ...Read more

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If you need a cystoscopy, will you be knocked out when its performed? Will it be painful when you wake up? Can it fix issues while being performed?

It depends.: If you are just doing a cystoscopy, in most cases this can be done while you are awake. If the surgeon is doing another procedure at the same time through the cystoscope, then you may need additional anesthesia. Check with your surgeon. ...Read more

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What's pneumaturia cystoscopy?

Air in urine: Pneumaturia is air passage in the urine. This is common after catheterization or cystoscopy. This can also be caused by severe bladder infections or possibly a connection between the bladder and intestine. ...Read more

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Does having a cystoscopy hurt?

Some discomfort: Cystoscopy involves placing a telescope into the bladder to make sure there aren't any abnormalities involving the inner surface or within the bladder. The procedure is usually done in the office and utilizes a flexible scope which is much less uncomfortable than metal rigid scopes used in the past. You may have some pressure and discomfort with insertion of the scope but lidocaine jelly is used ...Read more

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Is a female cystoscopy painful?

Is a female cystoscopy painful?

No: A slight bit uncomfortable is what most women would say but should not be "painful" ...Read more

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When does someone get a cystoscopy?

Here are some...: Any one who may be suspected to have underlying causes for recurrent UTI or tumor or urinary tract should have cystoscopy after an imaging study like US or CT or MRI. How to proceed with right care? Peruse articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onUTI. Html, in http://www. Formefirst. Com/hematuria. Html, & in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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How painful is cystoscopy procedure?

How painful is cystoscopy procedure?

Not terribly: It's usually done in office without anesthesia. A bit uncomfortable, but nothing to be overly worried about. ...Read more

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What can be seen during a cystoscopy?

What can be seen during a cystoscopy?

Lower urinary tract.: When a urologist uses a cystoscope, the inside of the bladder and urethra are inspected. Irregularities in the urinary tract lining, tumors, stones, inflammation, muscular thickening, & outpouchings called cellules & diverticula are seen. The ureteral orificies, or the outflow from the kidneys, are visible. In males, the inside of the prostate, and nodular enlargement can be seen. ...Read more

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How do I avoid pain from a cystoscopy?

How do I avoid pain from a cystoscopy?

Work with urologist: A cystoscopy is usually performed in the office. Local numbing gel should be placed in the urethra. Discomfort occurs when the scope passes across the urinary sphincter, and if the bladder overfills with the irrigation. Communicate with your urologist, making sure to let them know if you are having pain. Try to relax, maybe bring headphones and listen to music. Many do tolerate this well. ...Read more

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What are the risk factor for cystoscopy?

Low: Cystoscopy has low risks - pain/discomfort, infection, and bleeding. The risk of bladder perforation should be almost zero unless a biopsy or tumor resection needs to be performed. These procedures should only be performed by a trained urologist. ...Read more

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Do cystoscopy a hurt? What can I expect?

Cystoscopy: Yto ease discomfort. In a woman, due to ou will feel minor discomfort and bladder pressure when water runs in your bladder is an office procedure and is done using local anesthesia and lubrication. In a woman, is easy to do due to the shortness of the urethra. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about a rigid cystoscopy?

Rigid cysto: A rigid cystoscopy is a procedure that involves a scope which is placed into the urethra and into the bladder. Water is used to distend the bladder so the inner lining can be inspected. Flexible cystoscopy is easier to tolerate in the office and rigid cystoscopy is more uncomfortable especially for men and is better under anesthesia. ...Read more