Patient Comments: Cystoscopy and Ureteroscopy - Preparation

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What did your doctor tell you to do to prepare for your cystoscopy or ureteroscopy? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: April 02

My doctor told me very little about how to prepare for my ureteroscopy. I was told that there would be a mild sting. All of a sudden, a nurse was pushing a gel into my penis. Don't let anyone fool you; it hurts. I had blood in my urine for over 3 weeks. Good luck!

Comment from: Stoner, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: February 26

Since I was brought in by ambulance at 4 am, I was given morphine, CAT scanned and taken to the operating room at 8 am for a ureteroscopy to remove (with laser) a 7.3 cm stone at the entrance to the bladder. It probably saved my life.

Comment from: Kerrbear15, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: September 24

I wish the doctor had done more to prepare me for my cystoscopy. The 2 mg Valium I took did nothing to help me relax and I was still in excruciating pain.

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