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Anyone have a Cystoscope before surgery? Anyone have a Cystoscope before surgery?

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Unread 09-12-2011, 10:31 AM
Anyone have a Cystoscope before surgery?

I saw a new uro/gynecologist last week. She confirmed that I have a Rectocele and a bladder and uterine prolapse and that I needed a hysterectomy. I am so relieved that someone is finally going to do something for me, as I've been dealing with pain for over 15 months now with little results. I really think all the doctors I've seen have thought I was a hypochondriac or a drug seeker. I've pretty much lost all faith in the medical community, but this new doctor was so great. I had had a pelvic MRI done the week before I saw her. It was ordered by my Pain Specialist and when the results came in he told me to follow up with my gyn. I already had this appt. set up for the next day so I got a copy of the MRI put on a disc and brought it with me. She wasn't able to pull the images up while I was there, but was able to read the reports from the radiologist. The report said I have adenomyosis and that my bladder was abnormal. Since she wasn't able to pull up the images she didn't know what they were talking about, so I'm going back this afternoon for her to look in my bladder. Has anyone ever had the cystoscope done? She said they numb the urether first and that it shouldn't be painful, but I'm really scared. My mother offered to go with me, but the appt is 2 hours from where I live and I feel bad having her come to all these appts., especially when the doctor said it will only take 5-10 minutes, so I'm going by myself. If anyone has had this done I would really appreciate hearing about your experience. Thanks, Dana
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Unread 09-12-2011, 08:54 PM
Re: Anyone have a Cystoscope before surgery?

Yes, I had the cystoscope procedure done in DR's office as part of my pre-surgery workup. It wasn't bad, a little uncomfortable, but I did not have any numbing before hand. I even watched the whole thing on a monitor. By now you have probably already had your procedure. Sorry I couldn't post sooner to ease your fears.

Just to let you know, I had a grade 4 total prolapse, so had the hyster with bladder sling and repairs done in two surgeries. Feeling wonderful, and other than a UTI, having no issues from the surgery. I am so happy with my decision. I wish you well, and hope this is the end of your pain!
Unread 09-12-2011, 09:57 PM
Re: Anyone have a Cystoscope before surgery?

Thank you. I did have it already. It wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be, but still not very pleasant. Good news is she didn't see anything wrong with my bladder. The MRI had said it was abnormal, but she thinks it's because my bladder was not full when I had the MRI.

I have a grade 3 prolapse and will also have the bladder sling, which is the only thing she will be using the mesh for. She did change her mind about which procedure to do today though. Last week she told me she was going to do the Da Vinci method but today she told me we are going Vaginal only. I think I'm excited about that. I think. It will be nice not to have the incisions in my abdomen.

Thanks for the well wishes!

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