Cystoscopy Recovery Time

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I am a 63 year old male who just yesterday had a cystoscopy.  The doctor found a polyp in my bladder.  I am schdeuled to have a Cystocosopy (rigid) under general anesthesia on January 23, 2015.  They will at that point remove the polyp.  On Feburary 5th I am scheduled to fly to New Orleans to enjoy a few days of pre Mardi Gras fun.  My question is should I pospone my surgery until I come back from New Orleans or would I be ready to go party 13 days after this procedure.  Any opinions would be appreciated.

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    I'm only in my 20's and I had a tumour removed a few months ago sad

    From what I gather from speaking to lots and lots of people (though I can't really explain why) older guys tend to handle these procedures much better than younger guys.

    I'd bet you'd be feeling relatively normal after about 4 days at a guess.

    I guess there'd be a possibility of bleeding when the scab that is left over from the removal of the polyp comes off? typically about 2 weeks post surgery? Slight concern, maybe?

    I reckon you'll be OK to go, but maybe wait until more knoledgable people answer and you can weigh it up and decide! (could also maybe get the opinion of someone at the hospital?)

    good luck

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    Hi Mike, you should be fine to travel. I had a bladder tumour removed at 34 in June. Felt fine after a couple of days although they did tell me not to lift for a couple of weeks.
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