Originally Posted by tmvincent30
I am scheduled to have this test done next month I have had blood in urine for 3 years now. I have alot of pain they say is exactly pain assosiated with kidney stones but i have none.
Was just wondering if you could tell me what to expect?
And ifyou know what they are looking for by doing this?
There are two particular cysto tests(in office or in a surgery clinic). I had mine done in a surgery clinic. I had general anesthesia so I was asleep during the entire procedure. The test is to look for any lesions, ulcers or any damage done to the bladder. Also a biopsy of the bladder is done to determine if cancer is present. A cystoscopy is generally used as a tool to diagnose.
The cystoscopy done in office is a tad more uncomfortable than the one performed in a clinic or hospital. I'm told that the patient is not put to sleep for the in office procedure. The procedure is basically the same. If you have the choice to have general anesthesia please take it, the experience will be more pleasant. You go home the same day as the procedure. I basically had little to no discomfort following my procedure. I hope this helps some!