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  • Is a Cystoscopy for me?

    I haven't had a cystoscopy in 10 years. My Nutritionist was surprised that after a year and a half dealing with daily symptoms and living on a strict IC diet, that my doctor had not done one. I go to see him this week. Should I insist? I have quite often (but not always) had blood show up in my urine tests. Maybe, I need to check for Hunner's ulcers. I am feeling quite a bit better lately using Atarax 3x daily (10mg) but still am wondering if the cystoscopy, hydrodistention and biopsy should be my next step. Would love some input.

    Thank you all. I have really appreciated all the feedback I get. It's great not to feel so alone in this.

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    Have you discussed this with your urologist? If not, I think it would be a good idea to ask at your next visit.

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    • #3
      I'm with Donna, you should check with your urologist. Cysto/Hydro's are the only thing that work well for me. I have 1-2 a year. I am just starting to feel pain from my last one 7 months ago and I am scheduled for another one Sept. 20th. I know they don't work for everyone but for me, I don't know what I would do without them!


      • #4
        The plan is to talk to my urologist Thursday about it. The problem is that it has been so long and it doesn't seem to be something he considers much. I wondered if I may need to be more proactive in this.