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I am a 60 YO male who had a cystoscopy yesterday at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville Fl. I had a few sleepless nights leading up to the procedure and I can tell you that the fear of the procedure for me was far worse than the actual procedure. After the urologist’s assistant prepped me by applying a sanitizer she then inserted a numbing agent through the tip of my penis. This sounds much worse than it was, albeit a bit embarrassing. The then asked to relax (easy for her to say) and left and the Dr. came in with her (with another female assistant) after about 15 minutes. The Dr. had great bedside manners and really put me at ease, explaining exactly what to expect and explaining that he would be inserting water through the scope and I would feel like I was urinating but that was normal. “Let’s do this” he said, and told me the beginning would be the most painful part. Before I knew it, he said he was in and this would be super fast. He turned the monitor so I could watch, and let me see everything he was looking at. Seeing my prostate was bizarre, he showed me where it was swollen and had a look at my bladder and said everything looked really good except the swelling which is not unusual for a 60 YO. He removed the scope, and I really had no idea when he did. The scope was in me for about 2 minutes total. He thanked me, I returned the thank you, and we spoke after I cleaned up and was dressed. His assistant told me to expect burning when I urinated for up to 2 days, told me I may pass some blood, and advised me to drink a lot of fluid to wash everything out. I was a bit uneasy to pee the first time when I got home, but I had absolutely no pain when I did. I mean zero. So, for me, by far the worst pain was my own fear of the procedure. I don’t want to rush out and have it done again anytime soon mine you, but if I have to ever have it done again, I promise you I will sleep fine the night before. Hope this post helps anyone worried about the procedure.
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