Re-scheduled cystoscopy to have sedation option

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I have known since before Christmas that I was to have a flexible cystoscopy to find the cause for my microscopic hematuria. The closer the date came (4th March) the more stressed out I got. In the end I thought that nothing is worth the stress and I saw a consultant urologist privately and he is doing the procedure on 13th March with conscious sedation. He was lovely and so reassuring and I do feel able to go through with it now. I believe that having a rapport with the consultant and trusting them is an enormous help when it comes to operations and procedures. It may seem like a waste of money to some people, when my 4th March date was on NHS, but if it cancels out the stress and worry I think it is worth it. The NHS refused to give me the option of any anaesthetic except numbing gel. I know many of you have coped just fine with the gel but I just want to be pain free and not remember any of it!! x

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    Caz.  I think you should have the test the way you want.  I have a cystoscopy done in my urologist office every 2 to 3 month.  It does not hurt is is a little uncomtable but that it.  The doctor should thy to help you relex.  The jel is put in and they wait about 5 minute to get the jel to take.  It only take about 5 to 10 munites for the whole test.  You have to be relax so If this doctor will not help you find another Good Luck Ken  
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      kenneth my first one really hurt but my last one last week was pain free except for the gel going in and he did me double and left it for a minute were as last time he didnt i never felt a thing plus i took a diazepam that really helps
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      Yes the jel does work if they wait When they put mine they clap me for about 5 minute before the doctor comes in.  Take care  Ken
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    caz i know what u mean im was really anxious last week on my next one but it was a breeze really i had 2 lots of gel and he waited this time i didnt even know it had gone in and i know its different for a woman but i took a diazepam that really helped
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