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remove papillary tumor from bladder left lateral wall with medicine Gencitabine

1 year 8 months ago #55587 by Abby678
I meant to say is there any way to have a cystoscopy at the doctors office with no pain.

For some reason It really hurts when I have a cystoscopy? I could have a smaller uretha

I think a male should answer this. I thank you anyway.

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1 year 8 months ago #55584 by sara.anne
Cystoscopy is not done with sedation. Cystoscopy is done in the urologist's office where a very small camera is inserted into the bladder so that the doctor can see inside. For some patients, more so with males, this can be uncomfortable.

IF something is seen that "shouldn't be there" a TURB is scheduled (transurethral resection of the bladder.) This is done under a light general anesthetic because the urologist is going to cut out as much of the tumor as he can as well as take sample of other areas of the bladder lining, These are sent to the pathologist for analysis. After the TURB the urologist may have a pretty good idea of what is going on, but ONLY AFTER THE REPORT COMES BACK FROM THE PATHOLOGIST IS IT POSSIBLE FOR AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS TO BE MADE. This may take up to a week.

Since the TURB is done under sedation, you will not feel any pain. I woke up, went home and took a nap, and resumed all normal activity. Very occasionally, in complicated cases, a patient may stay overnight or go home with a catheter, but this is not usual.

You will be fine

Sara Anne

Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
Vice-President, American Bladder Cancer Society
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1 year 8 months ago #55583 by Abby678
thank you for your response
Is there such a thing as a painless cystoscopy?

I had my first one with no sedative and it hurt really

bad.

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1 year 8 months ago #55582 by Abby678
thank you for your response

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1 year 8 months ago #55581 by Alan
I ate anything with the caveat of avoiding really spicy foods for a few days just in case. Always drink plenty of water and walking is always good when you feel up to it. For most the TURB is a non event.

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.

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1 year 8 months ago #55580 by Abby678
Are there certain foods I should stay away from?

What type of foods or juicing is good to do after

removal of the tumor from the bladder?

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