Flexible Cystoscopy

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I had my Cystoscopy yesterday 14/09/16.

I had the appointment date given to me a week earlier for this procedure, and since then like most people have been anxious about it. I needn't have worried though as it was a breeze. 

After being asked to lower my trousers and underwear I then laid on the table and was given a modesty towel to cover me while I waited. Once the doctor was ready she gently cleaned that area then some local anaesthetic lubricating gel is slowly inserted via a syringe (just the plastic end, no needle). The gel will sting (nothing major) for a minute but soon wears off. The flexible camera tube which is probably no bigger than a pencil is slowly inserted and to be honest i couldn't feel it going down at all. A quick look round and then it is slowly withdrawn. I even had a glance at the screen as it was coming out and the doctor told me there was no obstruction. All in all it took less than five minutes. The only thing i felt was a slight twinge for a second at one point, probably as it entered the bladder, otherwise nothing. So, if you are due to have a Cystoscopy soon, please don't worry. I know it's easy for me to say, but really it's not as bad as you think, and at the end of the day it's five minutes that could possibly save your life.

 

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    Hello.  I'm glad all went well.  I have them 4 to 5 times a year.  I have a stricture so he have to check.  Thats it is ok.  Most of the time they do not hurt.  This last time it did hurt after he got passed the stricture but I was fine.  The jel will num the penis part but as the camera goes in farter it will hurt .  But all is fine in this world Have a good day.  Guys just don't worry.  Ken  

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      Hello kenneth1955

      Why don't they deal with the stricture?

      I had one and had it opened up recently. It made a world of difference.

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      Well for right now it is ok it has not gotten worse.  It is in the bulbra urathra area just before the prostate.  I have to carry a paper that if I have to be cathetered they can only use a coude catheter size 14F or smaller.  I don't want them to mess it up.  When my doctor found it he did say something about a balloon and a Urethroplasty Not looking to have that done.  I got it for kidney stone surgery.  Never know I had it  found it when I got sepsis in 2014.  So for right now we check it and watch so I don't get infections.  Whet kind of procedure did you have  Ken 

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      I had a TURP in March and then had to catheterise myself once a day to fully empty my bladder and help re-train the bladder muscle. I then had to have BNI (Bladder Neck Incision) for a sricture in July as I could hardly pee and could not catheterise at all. I now catheterise twice daily, once in the morning with a size 12 for drainage and once in the evening with a 16 to keep dilation. All now fine except i am currently struggling to insert the catheters fully. Had a Cystoscopy a couple of days ago which showed all was fine, so I and my specialist nurse cannot understand why there is a problem catheterising. She is going to put the question to my consultant, so hopefully I will get an answer.
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      Is the stricture corse ot did your prostate get bigger again.  I find it a shame that you have to go through a turp which is barbaric to say the least and you still have all the problems  My urolift is doing great. and the last time he check my prostate got smaller.  Thats good for me  Good luck Cat hope all works out for you 
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      The stricture was nothing to do with the prostate, just one of those things.

      I personally didn't find the TURP a problem. The recent stricture was more of a nuisance as I was passing allot of blood for quite a long time.

      And women think they have problems wink

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      Yes I know.  Men have just as much problem. .  I was just telling a friend of mine that when a women has problem in that area they fix it and they have no prpoblem with sex.  When a man has problem down there there is a chance that he will not be able to have sex at all.  And all doctor tell men the same thing  All will be fine there will be no change.  You said tou had no problem.  Can you deal with retro and how are your orgasm??? if you don't mind me asking  Ken

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      Thats great.  I know alot of men have problems with it and they just stop having sex.  I know when I was on a couple of pill and I had my first one I did not know what happen.  There was the built up and they it just went flat.No feeling at all  I went and saw my doctor and told him.  That when I had the urolift.  Now I'm back to were it was before very intence and a good amount of ejaculate.  I like it tthat way.  Take it easy and enjoy all you can  Ken 

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