Flexible Cystoscopy Was Quick And Painless

Oct 19, 2013

Today I had a Flexible Cystoscopy .i have to say I was really worried about this .i to had read lots of horror stories and got myself worried .well I need not have done ,the procedure lasted bout 5 mins and was completely painless.they did use some gel and I could feel the tube but no pain and very little discomfort. My consultant told me everything was fine and after a cup of tea I came home.i have had very slight stinging when passing urine first time but even that is ok now.

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Flexible Cystoscopy? Any Experience?

I am 39 years old and since 10 months cystitis is been part of my life. I took many antibiotic and resulted positive to 2 urine test with the “Escherichia Coli” bacterium. I went to the specialist and had an ultrasound, which was normal but now he is insisting on having the flexible cystoscopy which consist in inserting a small tube with a camera inside the bladder to make sure that nothing is obstructing the urine tract such a stones, small extra tissues etc.

Wouldn’t  the ultrasound identify these if any? Has any of you done this test (Flexible Cystoscopy)?

Does any of you managed to have an Antibiogram test (or ABG)  which allow to identify what antibiotic is right for that type of bacteria?

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Don't Worry Women - Flexible Cystoscopy

I had a flexible cystoscopy for the first time yesterday as my GP keeps finding a trace of blood showing on urine tests & I have frequency of urination. I was nervous beforehand - not helped by a wait of over 2 hours - and could find little information as to what the procedure is like for a female. I want to say to all ladies about to undergo this procedure please don't worry. It is no worse than a smear test and a trip to the dentist is far worse in my opinion!

I had no sensation of the scope being inserted due to the numbing gel, no pain whatsoever, and only a momentary twinge of discomfort as the scope was rotated. I've had no bleeding or discomfort urinating afterwards and feel fine. I think this procedure may be worse for the men!

It was interesting to see the inside of my bladder & to be reassured that there was nothing wrong. The trace of blood is normal for some people and the frequency is possibly hormonal.

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Ulcerative Colitis :: Smoking - Quick Fix To Relieve Symptoms

Stopped smoking last march when feeling good was ok using a vapour until november starting to flare december and first 2 weeks of jan i was ill so i started up again every time i quit flares are much worse, keep reading posts about how nicotine helps its the carbon ect, but im thinking no its not.

if uc is caused by the immune system attacking the colon smoking causes a weaker suppressed immune system this giving relief from uc symptoms not advising anyone just to start smoking but it was my quick fix to relieve symptoms i take mesalamine but see this as just putting a coating  over it.

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Penis :: Cystoscopy To Examine Damage?

Can a Cystoscopy exam in the Penis Damage the Penis in anyway?

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Female Cystoscopy Experience - Don't Worry

I had a Cystoscopy yesterday afternoon. I've known for about a month that I would have to have one and I have been worried sick about it. Found some awful posts on the net about it, and then fortunately found many reassuring posts on this forum! Trust me that when the ladies on here say "Don't worry"....DON'T! I've been so anxious, that I've lost sleep and my appetite over it. I was in and out of Theatre in 7 minutes!  I asked my husband to time it as I knew I wanted to do a review on here to help others, as it has been this forum that got me through it yesterday! 

You are in the position for a smear test for the procedure. Knees bent and apart and feet flat and together on the couch. So no stirrups (which I was glad about, as I hate that restriction, and I had expected that!) First they swab the area down, then insert the local anaesthetic. That just feels slightly cold, but not uncomfortable or painful. Then the camera is inserted, and again, that didn't hurt either. The nurse holding my hand told me it was in and then let me watch on the monitor. Whilst the camera is in, the surgeon fills your bladder with water so that he can see it all clearly. Within a couple of minutes, it's all done! I honestly wouldn't even say it was uncomfortable. You are aware something is going on, but certainly no pain. And if the surgeon told me he was going to do another Cystoscopy on me, I wouldn't lose a moments sleep over it!  I was given a cup of tea after the procedure, and sat and rested for a while, and once I had passed urine the nurses discharged me from the ward. I've been passing urine normally and it hasn't even stung, so I guess I've been lucky. I had no pain until a couple of hours after the procedure, when I guess my anaesthetic had worn off. It was just like Period Pain. I took a couple of Paracetamol and it eased off, and today I am fine.

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Too Scared To Have Flexible Sigmoidoscopy?

After reading all the posts on here, it made me postpone my flexible sigmoidoscopy 3 times as i was so scared on how painful it will be..Today i went kicking and screaming to have it done, I nearly walked out the hospital on more than one occasion. To say i was petrified is an understatement..

The nurse came and spoke to me asking if i wanted gas and air or sedation, this made me hysterical and i said no i don't want any of it..they took my blood pressure etc ..this was starting to look scary to me.. I went into the room to have it done, stiff with fright..They started doing the flexible sigmoidoscopy and by the time they had reached the top of my left bowel, i didn't feel any pain whatsoever, they pumped the air and still no pain, they took biopsies and still no pain.. I would just like to say that those of you who are posting that it's like torture are either very pathetic or just plain attention seekers.. saying the things you are saying could affect people's lives with frightening them to death with these comments, And will cause people not to have it done..

I am glad to say nothing was found sinister and im so glad ive had it done..To all of those who are worried about having a flexible sigmoidoscopy, please don't worry it really honestly doesn't hurt., you have nothing to worry about i promise..and if you have it done please do comment on here to back up what im saying.

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Took 15 Minutes - No Sedation For Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

This evening I went for my flexible sigmoidoscopy & to say I was terrified was an understatement. I did not eat all day just in case I opted for sedation. On arrival the nurse showed me to my room & could see how nervous I was & she was so lovely & talked me through the procedure & said she really didn't think I would need sedation. I decided to go ahead without sedation & can honestly say this was the right decision. I could feel the air being put into my colon & the did have some slight pain very near the end of the procedure but it was bearable & I am quite a wimp. The worst part for me was when it was all over & I had wind but this only lasted for approx an hour. I am extremely lucky as there was nothing wrong which I am very happy about & the peace of mind is such a huge relief. I would certainly recommend having this procedure if you have any concerns. The whole thing lasted approx 15 mins.

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Good Experience Of Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

To start with, my pain tolerance is zero. I'm such a wuss that even with simple dental filling or cleaning I have to get anesthetic. I had a flex sig done 5 hours ago and in all honesty it doesn't hurt at all. I read a lot of negative reviews about it and decided to write my own to maybe help people like me who gets scared easily. Two weeks before the flex sig I always go online to research, read forum (which made me more scared). The worst part for me is the preparation. Clear liquid diet and the laxative. Which is two days before my sig test. Once in the examination room, I was so nervous to the point that I almost passed out, I anticipated the worst (probably because I read somewhere in this forum that it is worse than childbirth) and I was surprised that it doesn't hurt at all. Little background, I have internal and external hems, and reason for this test is because I had experience rectal bleeding (bright red blood) about a week ago. Going back to the topic, as the doctor begun to insert that camera tube that was the worst part. If I would rate the pain 1-10 and 10 being the most painful I would say this is easily a 2 just because of the pressure and 2 because I have external hems which is sore (because of the laxative last night). If I don't have external hem I would easily say this is a 1, walk in the park. Then came the camera inside and the air start blowing to expand my colon. This is another discomfort that I felt because it gave me a weird feeling in my abdomen. If I were to describe it, it feels like you're about to take a massive poop. Then again tolerable. It really is just uncomfortable. As the minute passes by I was just watching the monitor and taking a good look at my own colon which is pretty amazing. Then the first corner, they have to turn to the first corner and the nurse gave me a mothers tap like everything is going to be okay and it is. I didn't feel a thing. Honestly just the air and the weird sensation of trying to stop a poop of coming out and the abdomen cramp. Then they found two polyps which they needed to remove (biopsy). Removal of the poly, I didn't feel any pain. I'm not exaggerating this. I'm honestly telling the truth. Then it was all done. If I timed it correctly it took about 12 minutes. Now I know everyone's experience is different and again I decided to write this because two weeks ago I've made the mistake of going into so much forum and read the horror stories, and thought that this review might help balance the reviews. So if you're like me who's super scared, please don't worry too much. Go with the test, the peace of mind that you'll get after is priceless. I'm 28 years old by the way, male. As for the result, just the two polyps and the internal hem is the abnormality that was found. The biopsy they took (polyp) was sent to the pathology dept for further examination. The doctor said that he can almost guarantee me that the polyps are the innocent ones (not the pre cancerous ones). I wasn't recommended further testing like colonoscopy. One last thing, if I were to do this again, for peace of mind, I will certainly do it in a heartbeat as I already know that it is not that bad versus what I've read so far. And p.s I respect everyone's opinion and I understand that everyone's different. I'm just a guy who gets hurt easily with everything and can get easily scared with anything. But I did it, and I aced it.

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Had Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Today - Polyp Removed From Rectum

Had the much dreaded Flexible Sigmoidoscopy today. I was determined that I would be sedated after reading the posts on here.

As it turned out, sedation didn't happen and I can honestly say that it wasn't as bad as I had feared. Yes, it was uncomfortable and it was weird seeing my insides on the screen.

I even watched the consultant remove a polyps from my rectum - no pain felt at all.

Probably the worst part of it all was the wind pains afterwards, which fortunately didn't last too long. I have no idea just how much air they pumped in, but it felt like a lot came out!

I guess I just want to give some reassurance to anyone having to go through this procedure. It probably won't be as bad as you fear.

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I have a small, smooth and shiny red spot on the underside of my penis shaft that is about a 1/2 inch in diameter. If I push the skin together the skin gets white and very wrinkly. When I first noticed it there was a very, very small amount of dry flaking skin on it. It isn't elevated at all and the border isn't defined. It isn't painful and it doesn't itch, but it just has that look that something isn't right and I'm worried. I have no other symptoms of STD's and I went to a clinic only for them to tell me that it looks like skin irritation. I noticed it about 6 hours after I had protected sex, but I do remember the condom was starting to unroll and that spot was exposed. Also, the same time I noticed the rash, I had a sore throat and I felt rather ill that day. I suppose that could be coincidental but I am very worried. Any ideas?

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Penis :: Red, Painless Spot On Shaft

Okay, so about a month ago me and my girlfriend started having sex.We're both 18. She lost her virginity but before that I had sex once 2 years before that. All times we had sex in the past month I been extra careful and using protection since we been doing it. Last friday i noticed a small white head pimple on the shaft of my penis and i was thinking like "what is that"? but i stopped messing with it. that Saturday i had sex again with my girlfriend PROTECTED and the next day I noticed a red flat PAINLESS spot on the same place I seen that pimple and today it looks like a scab and when I mess with it, it looks white. I'm like what the hell is that. and for the whole week I've been freaking out and depressed and worried that it's an STD. but I don't see how that was possible if I used a condom at all times and she was a virgin. Can someone answer me please? I'm like so worried right now.

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Penis :: Red Sore, Painless Shaft

About 5 days ago, I had a red bump show up on my penis. Is is circular and seems to have a crater on it. Sometimes is has a clear discharge. I hadn't had sex in months previous to it showing up. But I got it checked out by planned parent hood today and the lady said althought it sort of looks like herpes, the area does not itch, not is it sore or painful to the touch. Also it's a single lesion. She didnt even bother to swab and culture this.

Does this seem fishy to anyone? I have a new gf, and the last thing id want to do is get her infected.

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Genital Wart ? Painless Boil On The Vagina

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I've had only one sexual partner, and never had sex with him without a condom. I am scared of what it is though, can it be a genital wart?

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I'm a 17 year old male with no previous health issues etc. 

I noticed on saturday morning (about 40 hours ago) that there was a very small painless lump on my left testicle near the epididymis. Although I plan to make an appointment with the GP tomorrow I was wondering if anyone could give any advice or information about it. Has anyone else experienced a small lump in this area?

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Painless Red Spot On The Upper Part Of My Nose

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Now the issue is that is has been there for at least 3 months... and because my skin is very fair, this red/pink circular mark is very visible! It doesn't do anything, doesn't change shape or grow. It just sits there looking red and rosy.

Can you help shed light on what it is? How can I get rid of it? I've googled around for answers, possibilities are broken blood vessels/veins under the skin.

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Herpes Symptom :: Painless Scabs With No Prior Lesions?


Had sex with a girl and used condom for about 95% of the time.  A week later I have sex with the same girl, except this time I did not use any condom nor lubricant.  We had very vigorous, dry sex and she gave me a pretty aggressive blowjob.  The next morning, I woke up with about three scabs on my penis.  One was on the left side of my head (I'm uncircumcised) and was about 6 mm in diameter.  The other two were on the right side of my foreskin and smaller.  In between these two sexual encounters, I did not experience any pain nor lesions nor unusual red marks.  Moreover, the scabs were completely painless and therefore, I picked them without the slightest feeling.  When I picked them, there was no liquid or blood.  After thorough research online, I'm about 99% sure that those scabs, which don't look anything like the herpes scabs I've seen online, are the result of dry, vigorous sex; however, the hypochondriac in me won't leave it alone.

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