Female cystoscopy - never again!

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Apparently, I have some traces of blood in my urine, so am due to have a CT scan of my kidneys next Monday. I was given only a few hours notice of the cystoscopy and thought it wasn't a big deal. There was nothing wrong with my bladder before, but there definitely is now: I just want to wee the WHOLE time. I've managed to get myself antibiotics online, but they've not helped. I so regret having this procedure. I wasn't given any warning at all that the side effects would be so bad. Has anyone else experienced this? I'm worried that I may be stuck with it.

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    I am surprised at what you say. I had a cystoscopy a couple of weeks ago but only mild discomfort. It's not a good idea to buy antibiotics on the internet. You need tests of your urine. I thought I had a uti this week but a test yesterday found no infection.

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      Kate, I've read that they often give prophylactic antibiotics to prevent infection during cystoscopy. I didn't have an infection prior to the procedure, but, if I'd opted to wait for a prescription from my GP, I'd have been waiting at least a fortnight. I'm hoping that the discomfort resolves soon. 

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      Hi Cherrypink   I am now taking a 2nd course of AB as the symptoms returned though more mildly. I am hoping that  this course will clear them. I will know in a couple of days.  Is your's any better? Which AB did you buy? Why would your GP take 2 weeks to provide a prescription?

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      Hi Kate! Are you feeling any better now? Which antibiotics did you take? I took a three day course of trimethoprim, but my frequency symptoms continue, unfortunately. I estimated two weeks because it's not easy to get an early GP appointment at my surgery and my urine would have needed to be sent for testing before getting a prescription. I now await the residuals of my renal CT scan.

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      Hi Cherrypink

      I am feeling a lot better but I am 90% sure that it isn't due to the AB course. The symptoms hadn't improved by the end of day 3. I am post menopause and a year ago was prescribed a course of treatment for vaginal atrophy which has symptoms very similar to a UTI. The low level of oestrogen caused by menopause is responsible for irritation in the bladder.  I didn't use it then but decided to try it a few nights ago when I had extreme discomfort.  Symptoms did improve almost immediately so I am continuing to use it until I see a GP again soon.  I don't know your age but possibly you could try this if old enough?  Tomorrow I am leaving a urine sample at the GP to be sent away for analysis. I think it will be clear. Once the result is in, I will see the GP again. I have also ordered some D Mannosa to try.

      I am waiting for a referral to a kidney doctor due t the blood in the urine. Urologist found nothing wrong.

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      Hi Kate! I, too, will be handing in a urine sample to my GP tomorrow. I'm 47, so, maybe, the blood in my urine is due to peri-menopause. Apologies - my predictive text changed 'results' to 'residuals' in my last post - I'm waiting for the results of a renal scan.I don't think the discomfort following my cystoscopy is due to infection either because it came on immediately. I drank lots of water before the procedure and I think more must have been added to my bladder. I just hope everything goes back to normal soon, as I'm still feeling the urge to go all the time.

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    cherry i had it done a week ago tuesday and my god was it painful after i got antibiotics from the doctors took at least 10 days to clear and still not really right now i have a ct scan coming up tommorrow cus they found i had bladder cancer a vein burst thats why i had blood hope this helpsxx
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