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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 A quick look round and then it is slowly withdrawn.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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