Patient Comments: Cystoscopy and Ureteroscopy - Experience

What was your experience during your cystoscopy or ureteroscopy? Did you experience discomfort? Please explain.

Comment from: smog, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 20

I had cystoscopy yesterday at the urologist's office. I had been urinating blood on and off. I also had sonogram of my kidneys. I have a gigantic cyst in my kidney and an acute bladder infection. I was not given any direction before the office procedure, and no pain medications were given. I saw my bladder walls on a monitor in the office, reddish irritated walls. I am still experiencing burning 24 hours later. Advil is all I am taking and soft seating as my bottom is sensitive. No baths, swimming, tub soaking, sex or anything down there for 2 to 3 weeks!

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Comment from: 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 18

I had cystoscopy and ureteroscopy to remove a 4 mm stone from the distal end of my ureter above the bladder. I also had a stent placement. After the procedure, I urinated bloody urine (the color of Kool-Aid) for 3 days and was readmitted to the hospital in severe pain that very little in the way of opiates could touch. Once the stent was removed, I still had significant but gradually decreasing bladder pain for a week. I promise that, next time I feel the pain of a kidney stone, I will lie on my floor and drink water and cry for as many days as it takes the stone to pass rather than submit to another procedure like this.

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Comment from: wawona, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: May 21

Despite being rather apprehensive about the cystoscopy procedure; it was relatively painless and easy to handle. The preparatory work before the procedure went quickly and I was able to see the inside of my bladder on a monitor. Luckily the results of the test were negative for any bleeding and hence a relief.

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

I had an enormous (7 cm plus) stone removed from my ureter 24 hours ago through ureteroscopy. It still hurts badly in the same place when I urinate. I was in severe pain when admitted to the emergency room, unbearable pain, so I hope my pain eases soon. I have a stent inserted as well.

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Comment from: Bassman, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: January 21

I had a kidney stone removed via ureteroscopy. The procedure itself wasn't really that bad. The only thing I'm having trouble with is burning while urinating. I have a stent in as well, and when I try to urinate, it feels as if I have the kidney stone back.

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Comment from: Yowzaa, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: February 28

Run for the woods folks! I had a cystoscopy to remove a bladder stone. I wish he left it in my bladder after the trauma to my penis I experienced. Not a mild burning, it is a major burning like I was peeing hot lava.

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