It was very painful (male)

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I had cystoscopy today and it was painful for me. They used anesthetic gel, but I could feel how painful the camera was passing through the urethra. I feel a bad burning pain during passing the urine on the tip of my penis. I hope this pain disappears quickly. I do not want to experience it again. I think depend on the doctor and patient different persons have different experiences of cystoscopy.   

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    So sorry to hear of your bad experience! Do you live in the U.S.?  My doc puts his patients out during this procedure...didn't feel anything until I urinated after I got home.  A little sore first few times, but then no pain at all. I wish you well and hope the findings are all normal and good!

    Patty

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      I am living in Scotland. It was not a good experience at all. During the examination a kind nurse who was helping doc was telling me to play with my toes to forget the pain!!! I was pushing my toes inside of my shoes and it helped me more than anesthetic gel!!! Fortunately, they could not find anything abnormal in the bladder.

      Vahid 

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      Not a lot of chance of a general Anaesthtic under the NHS -  It is like pain is part of the deal :-(
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