I’ve had two including my first this year. My first one in doctors office and I saw stars.
Second one last week was at MSK with Dr. Bochner. I shared my previous experience and he guaranteed me I wouldn’t see stars and he was true to his word.
First the tech doing procedure heavily applied the novacaine into my urethra then held the tip closed to keep it in. My first one the nurse squeezed the gel in and most ran right out as she did not hold it or apply as much.
Then they waited a good 10-15 minutes.
My first one I saw the dilation tubes on the table and he used one of those it’s no wonder I saw stars.
Dr. Bochner was very gentle and I swear the scope had to be smaller. It was a tad more uncomfortable than getting Foley Cath but very doable.
Had I had Dr. Bochner the first time I would not have been so anxious.
Good luck and I hope they give you lots of gel and small French size scope!
Just a quick question. Are we talking about TURB's (transurethral resection of the bladder) that one has biopsies and sample done via cutting and burning off what may be tumors? Or, a cystoscope where the doc just looks inside with a small device? I found scopes to be uncomfortable but, doable and not really painful. All of 30 seconds to work through the prostate. A TURB almost always is done as a day surgery and light anesthetic. If what you are having done is a TURB, I would be asking exactly what is the intent of the procedure and how much potential discomfort or pain you might incur?
DX 5/6/2008 TAG3 papillary tumor .5 CM in size. 2 TURBS followed by 6 instillations of BCG weekly with a second round of 6 after a 6 week wait.