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I just got discharged from hospital after having a cystoscopy and bladder dilation under general anaesthetic this morning. Over the last 6 months I’ve been seriously ill with what my doctors and urologists we’re almost certain was IC as all urine lab tests came back negative. Had my kidneys scanned too, absolutely fine they said. I’ve been so poorly the last 3 weeks that at times, even tramadol hasn’t worked and I’ve been really miserable!!! I pinned a lot of hope on this procedure today, hoping for answers and a bit of closure. However the consultant said that my bladder didn’t show any signs of bleeding/ulcers. He said there was a small amount of debris in my bladder but that could be because I was a bit dehydrated as obviously you’re only allowed limited fluids before the op. He said he’s 90% sure it’s not IC and to be honest I’m absolutely gutted as we’re still no further forward. I reiterated how unwell I’ve been and that in the last 7 days I’ve started leaking slightly about 5/10 mins after urinating. The consultant said if the bladder stretching doesn’t bring me any relief the next step will be urodynamics (to see how the muscles are working) and then biopsies if needed.
Has anyone else had a similar experience to this? There’s definitely something wrong, I can’t be as poorly as I’ve been this year for no reason!! So confusing.
Sorry for the moan guys, just hoping someone has experienced similar and could share any info? Xxx
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