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Does it hurt to get a cystoscopy with retrograde pyelography done?

Does it hurt to get a cystoscopy with retrograde pyelography done?

Can if awake: Passage of cystoscope can be uncomfortable or painful, more so for men who should request use of a flexible cystoscope. Kidney pelvis distention can cause flank pain during the retrograde injection of contrast medium. We always do it under general anesthesia for children. Women could request that urologist uses a pediatric cystoscope which is much slimmer + would be much more comfortable. ...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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Having very bad kidney pain. I had a cystoscopy left retrograde. What can I do besides taking percocets. It's hurts so bad?

Having very bad kidney pain. I had a cystoscopy left retrograde. What can I do besides taking percocets. It's hurts so bad?

Ureteral Colic: If you only had a retrograde without a stent, your pain can be related to some swelling where the ureter enters the bladder. This can cause delayed pain after the procedure. Increasing water intake and taking aleve (naproxen) twice a day with food is what I recommend to my patients with similar symptoms.
If there is a stent present then medications (? -blockers +/- bladder spasm medications) help a bunch. ...Read more

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Would marijuana help with kidney pain I'm having from a. Cystoscopy left retrograde?

Would marijuana help with kidney pain I'm having from a. Cystoscopy left retrograde?

Marijuana: Each state specifies different conditions as indications for medical marijuana use. However, I know of no states that would consider acute discomfort from a medical procedure to be an indication. It does have some chronic pain indications. So - would not recommend it's use for this specific purpose. Please talk to your physician if your pain is inadequately controlled. Take care. ...Read more

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I was prescribed percocets for pain but the pharmacy closed. Can I use my Aleve (naproxen) till the morning? I had cystoscopy left retrograde today.

I was prescribed percocets for pain but the pharmacy closed. Can I use my Aleve (naproxen) till the morning? I had cystoscopy left retrograde today.

Post-cystoscopy pain: If Percocet was prescribed for post-op pain, should be okay to skip it. Tylenol (acetaminophen) should be safe. Aleve can be taken if not has stopped or okayed by your doctor. In short, not sure Percocet is needed for this without knowing more detail. ...Read more

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I had a cystoscopy with left retrograde friday. How soon can I resume having sex?

I had a cystoscopy with left retrograde friday. How soon can I resume having sex?

See below: Whenever you feel comfortable doing so, unless you also had any vaginal incisions done concurrently. ...Read more

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I'm having very immense kidney pain from a cystoscopy with left retrograde. The percocets aren't working. If I go to the ER what would they do?

I'm having very immense kidney pain from a cystoscopy with left retrograde. The percocets aren't working. If I go to the ER what would they do?

See below: They will probably check for UTI (urinalysis) and check blood work, as well as a renal us or possibly ct to see if your kidney is swollen (aka hydronephrosis). Transient ureteral obstruction related to internal swelling can occur from time to time after procedures such as the one you had. It typically improves within 24-48 hours with hydration and pain control. Good luck! ...Read more

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Had a cystoscopy with left retrograde yesterday. After I peed and wiped the tissue was light pink. Now I am peeing blood. Darker red. Is this normal?

Had a cystoscopy with left retrograde yesterday. After I peed and wiped the tissue was light pink. Now I am peeing blood. Darker red. Is this normal?

Cystocopy bleeding: Bleeding after this type of test can be normal but should stop after 48 hours. If this continues, be sure to contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Last night I took an Aleve (naproxen) for pain of cystoscopy retrograde. I took 4 percocets & I went to the ER for a shot of toradol. I am now extremelyy sleepy.

Cystoscopy pain: Pain after a cystoscop y is short lived. Rest and mild analgesics should help. 4 percocets, alive and toradol would make anyone drowsy. Should go away within 8-12 hrs unless you continue to take percocet. Take only one every 8 hrs rather than 4 at a time. See your urologist if pain persists beyond 3 days for reevaluation ...Read more

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Do we have any treatement for Retrograde ejaculation caused due to cystoscopy and laser BNI and also orchidectmy for one testis done?

Do we have any treatement for Retrograde ejaculation caused due to cystoscopy and laser BNI and also orchidectmy for one testis done?

No, ...: Surgically induced retrograde ejaculation can not be amended to attest: Life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, & continuation. But, if drug-related like from alpha-blocker, stopping drug will reverse to normal. Removing a testis suggests you got disease-usually infection-of testis beyond drug can help. More on voiding? Go to http://formefirst. Com/TroublingVoiding-Men. Html. Best... ...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?

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

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I'm scared for female cystoscopy- painful?

Medical education: Educate your self about your condition and your treatment options to include cystoscopy. Find out the risks involved with having the surgery vice not having the surgery. Write down your questions before you see your physician. Let the medical team know about your concerns. ...Read more

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Nervous for female cystoscopy- is it really painful?

No: It shouldn't be painful although there is a slight pinch initially. Not a major discomfort by any stretch of the imagination. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cystoscopy?

Urology procedure: 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 inside of the bladder. ...Read more

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What should I expect if I have a cystoscopy tommorrow?

What should I expect if I have a cystoscopy tommorrow?

Several 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