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Cystoscopy With Hydrodistention
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
Should I still have painful stabbing pain while urinating after three weeks of having a cystoscopy and hydrodistention done?
Have Interstitial Cystitis (dx w/cystoscopy + hydrodistention). Had 3rd instillation today for a bad flare, and when I emptied my bladder an hour later as directed, I had mild burning in my urethra. Never happened before. What's up with that?
IC with UTI sx: Interstitial cystitis is caused by thickening of the smooth muscle of the bladder secondary to multiple urinary tract infections, generally untreated. The urethra has many pockets which can harbor bacteria, and exercise and/or sexual activity can cause seeding of the bladder, and result in burning in the urethra. Get a urine culture to be certain. ...Read more
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
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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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
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
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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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
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
Can a cystoscopy be done under sedation? I am terrified of this procedure and would like to know what my options may be. Thanks!
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
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?
Had cystoscopy c/ tiss. Biop.; dr. Said saw nothing; waiting for results of biopsy; what do biops show that can't b seen during cystoscopy & dstntion?
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
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
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
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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