Female Cystoscopy - please don't worry

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I had a flexi cystoscopy today, having spent the last week worrying about it. I am terrible with any sort of internal investigations so was dreading this. I found it reallly helpful to read other people's positive experiences so thought I would share mine.

It was actually ok, not painful, a little uncomfortable, but nothing bad...and it was over in a few minutes. 

If you are worrying about this, please don't as it really is ok.

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    Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know. Mine is on Thursday and I can't even think about it! Frightens me like you can't believe. I will let you know how it goes.

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      I was the same as you, but it really was ok. 

      I told them I was nervous so a healthcare assistant offered to come in with me to hold my hand and distract me. That really helped me. They used a local anesthetic so it's doesn't hurt, you can just feel it a little. It is all over very quickly. Ive just asked my husband and he said I was only gone for 5 minutes (and in that time I walked down to the room and back).

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    I've had off/on pressure/pain seems like the clitoris area. I have an appointment December 29th with a Urologist. I'm afraid he will say have a Cystoscope test. I'm TERRIFIED Low pain tolerance. Was yours awake? I heard of partial sedation have you?

    Michelle

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      Do not worry , that is the worst thing you can do . If you explain your fears and concerns to the urologist , he should be able to put you at ease and offer the correct sedation . I have had both a rigid and a flexible cystocopy each time it was painless , slight discomfort but ouer in less than 2 days . Good luck .
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