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I just returned from a cystoscopy after reading online how it was no big deal. Well, it was a big deal to me and very painful. I wish I would have known in advance and been more prepared so that I could have stifled my scream when the scope was inserted. I was given numbing gel but I felt everything. It was also humiliating to be spread open like an animal in front of a male doctor. They found "nothing wrong" so it was a lot of pain and embarrassment for nothing. When I asked what I should do about the blood in my urine and pelvic pain I experienced which necessitated the cystoscopy, I was told that "sometimes that just happens. You'll just have to live with it and take over the counter pain meds. Hopefully you won't be bothered with it much."
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