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Old 11-29-2018, 04:40 AM
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Heading down to the Cleveland Clinic next Wednesday for a Cystoscopy. The Doc explained the procedure. Doesn't seem like I'll want another one. Anyone go through one of these? Should I take a thick leather belt to bite down on?
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Old 11-29-2018, 04:56 AM
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Not going to say it is a cakewalk but if they numb you up correctly you will feel nothing but a slight amount of pressure. The numbing gel stings a little when first put in. I found it best to not watch as you will quickly tense up.Good luck!
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Not horrible, would call it moderately uncomfortable. I've had 3 now, checking for re-occurrence of bladder cancer. The anxiety from the first one was far worse than the actual procedure.
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Old 11-29-2018, 08:11 AM
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I had a flexible cystoscopy recently. It was quite uncomfortable and near the end of the procedure I thought I might go insane. The full bladder deal feeling like you'd explode was the worst.
Get an appropriate stick and put it between your jaws. If you are a screamer, scream like hell.
It feels great once they are done.

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I nearly dehydrated myself after having one. Burned like hell to pee for about 3 days.
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that doc is bout to get all up in your junk!
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Old 11-29-2018, 10:43 AM
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See if you can get a script for Ditropan ahead of time. Helps with bladder spasms and will make you a lot more comfortable.

wife has to have one once a year and takes her 2 weeks to get back to normal each time. They put her under general anesthesia. Normally no big deal, but have had a handful of complications over the years. Her situation is very unusual, so don’t let this post freak you out, but just some guidance to minimize the suffering and time if you do have a complication.

Be extra careful if you start passing blood after the fact, and then suddenly stop and have difficulty peeing. Could be a blood clot blocking things up. If that were to happen get to an ER and get irrigated quickly or you will be hating life. If this is all happening out of town, get copies of records to take with you, and have a local hospital with a strong urology department identified. If you have this happen more than once, insist on a 3 port foley catheter so that if you have an active bleed they can cauterize the bleed location. If bleed is minimal, leaving it in for a day or two could stop it without cauterization. Essentially there is a compound in urine that prevents blood from clotting, which can make a bleed difficult to stop. Leaving a catheter in and maximum hydration can lower concentrations of that compound, as well as pressure in the bladder, which can make it stop on its own. Either way, 3 port is the key. If they have to go back in to cauterize you don’t want them to have to pull a 2 port to put in a 3 port.

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mI read the link (thank you Thalasso).

The reason I have to have one is my bladder is holding on to some urine. There is about 180 mL inside that won't drain and is causing the UTI. I do have a somewhat enlarged prostate. I asked about putting me out but the Doc said it was not necessary. I don't know if he'll give me any drug because I am going there by myself. Maybe the lidocaine will be used (I hope) to help deaden some pain.

The one story on the attachment talked about putting iodine on, I am allergic to it. Found that out last month during a CAT scan when they injected some for the imaging. I felt like I was on fire inside and immediately broke out into hives. From the look on the 3 nurses face that were working on me, I think it could have ended up pretty bad for me if they couldn't get me under control. Maybe if it only a topical there won't be a problem.

Anyway, I think I'll go to a tack shop and buy the heaviest piece of leather to bite down on! Thanks for your responses guys. I'll let you know the gory details when I get back home from this.
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Had one recently. Got put out. Since I was getting put out and Doc was in that area already had a vasectomy done as well. Was great I didn't have to watch a tube going into my dxxx hole and my nuts being snipped. Certainly hurt to pee that day, but after that wasn't bad.
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Had one recently. Got put out. Since I was getting put out and Doc was in that area already had a vasectomy done as well. Was great I didn't have to watch a tube going into my dxxx hole and my nuts being snipped. Certainly hurt to pee that day, but after that wasn't bad.
Damn man........
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No help here. Just a George Carlin flash back - "it's ok to prick your finger but dooooon'tt finger your prick".
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Originally Posted by Gmack View Post
Had one recently. Got put out. Since I was getting put out and Doc was in that area already had a vasectomy done as well. Was great I didn't have to watch a tube going into my dxxx hole and my nuts being snipped. Certainly hurt to pee that day, but after that wasn't bad.
Hmm. Giving me creative thoughts. Was volunteering to get snipped, but since they have to knock her out anyway. Perhaps they can work out a double whammy. Probably not considering its not a urologist that does such for womenz.
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I sold urology surgical instruments for a large part of my career. Just make sure it is a flexible cystoscope. There are probably still some old school docs using a semi-rigid cystoscope. You don't want that. Sure was fun being in all those urological surgeries but won't be when it is my turn.
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Had one a bunch of years ago done with local anesthetic. Only thing I remember was a feeling of pressure when they pump water in...no real pain. That being said everyone is different so you cant go by what anyone else felt, so don't stress over it. Besides , you have to get it done so hopefully its a piece of cake. To me it was really no biggie. The nurse asked if I wanter her to hold my hand ; I remember thinking that it would have been nice if she had offered to hold my gland..but I digress.
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I recently had my prostate examined. I tell you what......I never ride city bus again. 😂
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I recently had my prostate examined. I tell you what......I never ride city bus again. 😂
different hole. FYI
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Tell them you are allergic to iodine, they will use a different scrub. You don't need swelling and hives on your jimmy john.
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