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Dr. Is testing for bladder cancer but I do not want it to hurt. It this possible?

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Dr. James Krick
Urology
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In brief: Bladder cancer

The definitive test for identifying bladder cancer is cystoscopy.
This involves passing a thin flexible fiberoptic scope through the urethra and into the bladder for a look around. Local anesthetic is applied inside the urethra and the discomfort is actually quite minimal in males as well as females. It is typically done in the office.

In brief: Bladder cancer

The definitive test for identifying bladder cancer is cystoscopy.
This involves passing a thin flexible fiberoptic scope through the urethra and into the bladder for a look around. Local anesthetic is applied inside the urethra and the discomfort is actually quite minimal in males as well as females. It is typically done in the office.
Dr. James Krick
Dr. James Krick
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

There are anesthetics that can be used and meds prior to invasive testing to keep discomfort at a bare minimum for most people.

In brief: Yes

There are anesthetics that can be used and meds prior to invasive testing to keep discomfort at a bare minimum for most people.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Dr. Marsha Davis
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