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Old 04-02-2012, 11:31 PM   #1
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jacobfan123123 HB User

Hello, as the title pretty much states, I will be getting a cystoscopy in a couple of days.

What can I expect? I am a 20-year-old male. Can anyone or nurses please walk me through it? I am very nervous. It is to check if I have anything wrong with my bladder.

What will be the duties of the nurse? The surgeon? How can I prepare myself?

Also, it it means anything, I am uncircumcised. Does that change anything?

Sorry for all the questions, I am very nervous. Thank you very much!

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Old 04-04-2012, 01:31 PM   #2
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Re: Cystoscopy

You haven't stated whether it is a rigid or flexible cystoscope? I myself had the dreaded rigid scope 2 weeks ago. I'm 26 and like you was very very nervous about the procedure but more about the post-op experiences. To cut a long story short I had a urethrotomy to cut away a narrowing of my urethra (urethral stricture). I had a catheter in for 4 days.
The scope did not hurt at all (i was under general anaesthetic for it anyway) but in terms of post-op I found pain to be non-existant really. Just a dull ache in the stricture area. The catheter was more of an inconvenience than painful.
Do not worry, you'll be fine. It will only knock your ego a bit!
Ensure you follow your urologists requests pre-op. Give up smoking (if you do) as it helps with the healing process. Be prepared for an interesting first wee wee! Mine burnt a bit!
Good luck

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