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  • Could I travel 2 days after cysto?

    Hello there,

    My urologist and I have suspected IC for a while now. I have finally gotten an appointment for a cystoscopy. However the urologist that I have been seeing and whom I trust very much is moving away and he would like to do the cystoscopy before he moves. He schedule me for May 30th which is a Wednesday. I will really like to keep this appointment because I know the doctor and because he has taken good care of me.

    The problem is that I have to travel to Los Angles, on June 1st. (two days after the cysto) for a work trip I cannot postpone. I have to spend the weekend in LA and of course work. I live in DC, so I'll be traveling across the country.

    My questions are:

    How much does the cystoscopy hurt?

    How long does the pain/discomfort last?

    Do you think I'll be able to travel across country just two days after the cystoscopy?

    I have booked non-stop flights, so I'll be in the plain for 5 hours each trip, to see if this helps. And if I keep the appointment I will take Thursday May 31st off and stay home for a day before the trip. If I don't keep the appoinment I'll have to schedule a new cysto with another Uro.

    Please let me know what you think.

  • #2
    Are we talking about a cystoscopy in the doctor's office or a cystoscopy with hydrodistention in a hospital with anesthesia? If it's an office cysto, it shouldn't be a problem, but if you're having a hydrodistention, it's "iffy." You might be able to fly two days later, but it won't be fun.

    Donna
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    • #3
      Hello Donna,

      Thanks for your prompt response!

      It will be a cystoscopy at the doctor's office. He does not want to do the hydro because of the false positives/negatives it can give, or at least that's what he said.

      I don't have too much problems with my urethra, it is mostly my bladder that makes me suffer, so I hope the cysto will not change this fact. I've never had one before.

      Thanks again, I feel better about the whole thing now.

      Jenny

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      • #4
        Since you're heading out on a fairly long flight, you might want to ask your doctor to prescribe some antibiotics for after the procedure --- and possibly some pyridium or urised in case you have some irritation from it. When I was working, I went across the street to my uro's office and had a cystoscopy, then went directly back to work. It was uncomfortable for an hour or two, but not horrible.

        If you can relax, it will make the procedure much easier. I concentrate on breathing slowly and evenly and consciously relax my muscles. You could practice relaxing at home ahead of time.

        Hopefully this will be a very easy procedure for you.

        Donna
        Stay safe


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        Elmiron Eye Disease Fact Sheet (Downloadable) - https://www.ic-network.com/wp-conten...nFactSheet.pdf

        Have you checked the ICN Shop?
        Click on ICN Shop at the top of this page. You'll find Bladder Builder and Bladder Rest, both of which we are finding have excellent results.

        Patient Help: http://www.ic-network.com/patientlinks.html

        Sub-types https://www.ic-network.com/five-pote...markably-well/

        Diet list: https://www.ic-network.com/interstitial-cystitis-diet/

        AUA Guidelines: https://www.ic-network.com/aua-guide...tial-cystitis/

        I am not a medical authority nor do I offer medical advice. In all cases, I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.
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        • #5
          Donna,

          Thanks very much. I feel much better about the whole thing now, and honestly I can't wait to get diagnosed and start treating this awful bladder pain. I have made my appoinment for next Wednesday and I will travel to LA that Friday.

          Thanks again!

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