Female Cystoscopy please don't worry!

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Hi. I am typing this 2 hours after my flexible Cystoscopy and I am feeling fine. Like many others on this forum I read all the horror stories ( why do people write them??) and but then I decided to focus on the positive stories and I'm glad I did because they were all true. I had no pain whatsoever in fact I was so busy looking at the monitor I forgot that there was a scope inside me. The only thing that I felt was the gel, a very slight sting and the scope going in but it wasn't even really uncomfortable I just felt it. Everything was over within about 5 minutes The worst part was of the whole procedure was going to the toilet afterwards which stung, a bit like when you have a urine infection but it has worn off now.

So be brave and DONT worry..!

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    Thank you for posting that. I just found out I have to have one next week and was terrified. I had one three weeks ago for kidney stone removal but under general anesthetic but dont know why I have to have this one which I wont be having anesthetic for. Shoud I be worried or is it normal to have one after stone removal? Anyone know?
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    I am having one in the morning...I'm nervous, but feel better after reading about other people's experience. Thanks for relaying that it's not that bad & I will try to be brave!

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    Having mine done on Friday. Feeling quite anxious, but your post has helped. I'll try to be brave. Thank you! 
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    lve not really read any horror stories about Cystoscopy, maybe from people years ago who did have a bad experience. l,d never heard of the procedure till l had to go for it, and after many years of undiagnosed ic was glad for any test that would bring a diagnosis and treatment.  l had a g a on the day ward, woke up with a little stinging and soreness, but not as bad as ic attacks, within an hour or two it had settled and l was able to go home, but got the diagnoses first from urologist along with treatment and lit for support group,  It really isnt a bad procedure at all, and worth it to get diagnosis.  
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