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I had a flexible cystoscopy last week after problems with weeing too frequently. I'm a 47 Year old man and have anxiety issues about most things in life alas, especially with medical procedures.
I want to reassure folks however there is nothing to worry about with this procedure. I was much relieved afterwards and would do it again if required with no issues.
The main challenge is actually putting on your hospital gown and not flashing your bum or other parts at everyone else as you walk through the unit. I had a nurse on hand to make sure there were no embarrassments.
The theatre had two large plasma screens and I laid down on a table. The doctor explained the procedure and a nurse watched over me for the 5 minute duration.
The scope itself looks like one big m#therf#cker to be honest, but the doctor squirts gel up your pride and joy, and you don't feel anything whatsoever as they slide it in. You can look away from the screens if you want to.
The time going past your prostate is very slightly uncomfortable but pretend you are having a pee and you will be fine. Trust me, having a filling at the dentist is much much worse and uncomfortable by a country mile.
I got the results straight away, so no anxiety there. The first time I peed afterwards stung slightly but this was very minor and again nothing as bad as going to the dentist. It then quickly disappeared.
My advice as a worrier is don't worry and do have the test done of you have been referred.
I am about to repeat the same experience with a tube down my throat and stomach. I hope they stop there with finding out ways to put tubes into me!
Hopefully this will help as info if you are worried like I was. I will cross my fingers for you and hope for the best.
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