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    I was at my Uro's this week and he said that he would like to do a distention without the Anesthetic.
    When I said that it sounded too painful, he said that they filled me up really slow and when I asked them too, they would stop. He also said that he would give me a perqeset and Atavan. Would this help? I'm kinda scared to do this with out knowing what to expect.
    I guess out surgery is very busy lately and he can't get me in to put me right out. Any opinions? Thanx.

  • #2
    I had a hydro with no anesthesia. I call it a mini hydro. Keep in mind that I have many of the symptoms of IC but according to the 4 different uro's I've had who all looked in my bladder it looks perfectly healthy, it just doesn't feel healthy. My current uro said he would fill it up and when I started to fel pain he would stop. He got to 700cc and I told him to stop. It wasn't really pain just alot of pressure. Under anesthesia they put in 1400cc so it's like a mini hydro. Good Luck!



    • #3
      I have had 35 hydrodistentions and I will state without any hesitation that I would never, ever, have a hydrodistention without anesthesia.

      A plain cystoscopy is not horribly painful. They do fill the bladder with fluid so it can be visualized, but to actually distend the bladder is almost always done with anesthesia.

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      • #4
        I am in agreement with Donna here. I had an in office cysto and that caused discomfort. I would never ever have a hydro in office with out being knocked out eek that would be extreeeeemly painful.
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        • #5
          My uro once offered me my cysto/hydro without anthestetic but warned me that it would be very painful if I had IC. (This was for my first hydro/cysto) Anyway, I would seriously think about this before going through with it. Good luck!!!

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          • #6
            I agree with Donna, I would not want to have it done without anesthesia. I did have other surgeries done at the same time, so naturally I was out for those, but I cannot imagine having it done, and not being out of it. Take care and let us know how you are doing, hugs Iris. hi grouphug
            Today and every day you are loved, so don't be anxious about tomorrow, God will take care of you tomorrow; Live one day at a time.


            • #7
              I agree with the others. There is no possible way I would have a hyrdo without anesthesia. It is way too painful.
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              • #8
                I would have the anesthesia also, I am the odd ball here. I felt no pain and am actually still struggling 3 years later to find out what the heck is wrong with me. All these ladies have confirmed IC so I would take their advice. Good Luck on your decision.



                • #9
                  I'm a new user to ICN and haven't posted in a while. I was in the UK for 15 months and the appalling lack of health care has seen me scurrying back to Berkeley - I have US citizenship. In the two weeks I've been back, I've seen a urolgist and have an appt. for a distension and cystoscopy WITH anasthetic next Tuesday - Feb 10th.

                  I don't know much about distensions, just that some women seem to fear them from past experience - with or without a general - and some women say they are fine, a bit painful and yet others report being symptom-free after the proceedure.

                  I'm nervous and glad I won't be awake for the work. And hoping that the discomfort afterwards won't be too bad.

                  That's my input. I guess I'll have a whole lot more to share after next Tuesday!

                  Take care. I wish us all well and good health.