Cystoscopy - Causes

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Published: November 30

I passed a bit of blood which apparently came from a kidney stone. The doctor wanted to do a cystoscopy to ensure nothing was wrong with the bladder. Procedure was done in the office with no general anesthesia, just a tube of lidocaine or something similar injected in urethra prior to procedure. Minor pain as scope passed prostate. Nurse's preparation lasted about twenty minutes with genital scrub and sterilization and injection of anesthetic. Actual procedure lasted about three minutes. No discomfort afterward. And, fortunately, nothing found..

Published: June 13

I went this week for a cystoscopy because of microscopic blood in urine. This was picked up by my general physician on routine urine test. I'm a smoker and 50 years old and told I was high risk for bladder cancer. Urologist did ultra sound and nothing was found! I then had CAT scan and nothing found. I had my cystoscopy under general anesthesia with three biopsies. I woke up with pain level of 4 and was manageable. First few times urinating was painful but drinking lots of water helps take the sting out! I would do it all over again because early cancer is treatable! I now have peace of mind..