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Cystoscopy under General Anesthesia - Bladder cancer
Penis size and Cystoscopy
The test is used for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions that affect these organs. A thin tube cystoscope is inserted into the urinary opening, threaded through the urethra, and into the bladder. A small camera attached to the cystoscope relays live video feed to a monitor, which can be viewed by your doctor. A cystoscopy can be used to investigate symptoms that involve the urethra or the bladder. However, this invasive procedure is typically done after an abnormality of the urethra or bladder has been discovered on an X-ray, magnetic resonance imaging MRI , or a computed tomography CT scan , which are non-invasive tests. Cystoscopy provides your doctor with a different view that can help lead to a diagnosis.
My doctor has requested a cystoscopy and I'm not too keen on it. Not because of the embarrassment, I couldn't care less about it, they don't know me anyway. It's a flexible cystoscopy, so you are supposed to be awake and have local anesthesia. The problem is I have a low pain tolerance and I can imagine myself walking out the door once he tries to insert it.
Back to Cystoscopy. Ask your doctor or nurse which type you're going to have if you're not sure. A flexible cystoscopy is where a thin about the width of a pencil and bendy cystoscope is used. You stay awake while it's carried out. You'll be sent instructions to follow before your appointment.