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I had my cystoscopy yesterday, like everyone, I always worry....I read some of the reassuring messages on here and it helped me.
I have had traces of blood in my urine occasionally over the last 2 years so the Dr wanted to check that nothing sinister was in my bladder .
I have periods of needing the toilet more too, and am aware of my bladder, but no infection found.
I had an ultrasound first, which showed all was ok.
I was then taken to the urology ward. I took off my lower clothing and put on a gown and my dressing gown.
I was taken into the room where the procedure waa done. There were 2 nurses who were lovely, they laid me on the bed, but half sitting up. They covered my lower half leaving a small area free. The Dr came and said lets get on with it then...he didn't really explain anything so I was glad I had read up on what would happen. Some gel was put on my urethra followed by the scope, I only felt a slight discomfort at this point..when it was in I watched the screen- sterile water was put in my bladder: there was no other discomfort at all. It only took a minute! Dr said- all over and all ok.
I got off the bed, emptied my bladder which was fine- no blood.
I drank plenty of water when I got home and today am resting a bit.
I hope to avoid getting an infection...time will tell.
So, do not worry if you have to have one, a smear test is more painful ...
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