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Do Cystoscopies Hurt
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. Best... ...Read more
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
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
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
How do I relieve urethral pain from having a cystoscopy ? It hurts and burn. Pharmacy is closed so i can't get my meds
OTC medications: There are over-the-counter (otc) meds that can be purchased such as Azo standard (phenazopyridine) or Pyridium that can ease the burning. Note that these meds will make your urine orange and can stain things. It is also important to drink plenty of water and if possible, take nsaids like aleve with food. It should clear up in the next 12-24 hours. If it persists beyond that then contact your doctor. ...Read more
Flexible cystoscopy for male..How small is the tube entering the penis hole? Do they use lube so it goes in easy? Does it hurt most patients?
Flex cysto: A very common urologic office procedure utilizing a soft flexible fiberoptic scope which is the same diameter as a typical urinary catheter. Xylocaine (lidocaine) jelly is introduced into the urethra about 5 minutes before the procedure. It typically pinches a bit only when the scope passes through the sphincter. ...Read more
I had a cystoscopy & a lithotripsy done the same week for a 5mm stone. Should my penis shaf still hurt and burn sometimes when I urinate. Medications, ?
Yes: Lithotripsy pulverizes a stone but you still have to pass the sand like sediment. Instead of passing a 5mm stone, you are passing very tiny particles. This will cause pain and burning. You can also develop an infection after the procedure. Talk to your urologist if the problems continue. ...Read more
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