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Does it hurt to get a cystoscopy with retrograde pyelography done?
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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