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I've had painful urination for several weeks and came up negative for UTI, STD etc. The doctor said not much more could be gathered from blood or urine tests and suggested a cystoscopy to see if there was a deeper problem.
After he explained the basics I was not looking forward to the concept of course, but agreed we should check all avenues for what's wrong.
I am unlike 99% of patients whose reflex is probably to close their eyes and pretend this isn't happening. I'm someone who actually watches needle injections into my arm and similar things. It makes me MORE secure/comfortable to see what's happening to my body in these situations than not to see. Call me crazy but that's how it is.
So, my questions are:
1) Can the patient see what's going on with this procedure? I understand you are draped, but I don't know if the penis and tubing is in the line of sight.
2) Would it be insane to ask to Dr to make it possible for me to see? Maybe they even go out of their way to cover it up from your sight. It might be strange for them to get this request, but I don't see how it would interfere with the procedure so maybe they're fine with it.
Would greatly value info on this from medical professionals or people who have had the procedure. My concerns may be just about the opposite of others, but if they can be accommodated I'm going to ask! Thanks.
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