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    I am scheduled to have a urodynamic test on Feb 16, along with a cystoscopy. The doctor wants the UDS done at one hospital, the Royal Victoria (in Montreal, Quebec), and then I am to head over to his office at St. Mary's hospital for the cystoscopy. It feels like a lot in one day...is it? Is it normal to do it like this, several tests at once? Should I ask for pain meds? Is it ok to take a pyridium before these tests? For the UDS, when you have to void the liquid, do they remove the catheter first(ok, so maybe some of these questions are obvious to some people, but I am a definite neophyte in the area of urinary troubles, so bear with me!)?
    I was joking with my husband about "practicing" for the UDS. But so far, I can't find anyone who wants to watch me pee! Teehee - just joking. I gotta laugh about this stuff! Oh well, I really do appreciate all of your care and experience. Thanks a bunch!
    Kelly
    "It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; He enables me to stand on the heights."
    Psalm 18:32 - 33

  • #2
    Hi:Kelly
    I live in Obtario and I did the same thing..
    The Urodynamic test is not bad at all , just when they fill you bladder with water, that is the part I did not like, you are hook up to a computer and then you pee in a portable toliet.
    Yes,the fun part of the whole thing is having everyone watching you pee,
    The cystoscopy, is ok, are they putting you under for this test, I would ask to be put out as it is not that great awake ok..
    Good luck Kelly and keep us posted on how you did ok..

    Hugs Debbie


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    • #3
      If catheterization is extremely painful for you, you should ask for pain meds before the cystoscopy in the office. I have had them without anything and only a little discomfort. The one that requires anesthesia is a hydrodistention with the cystoscopy.

      Sending healing thoughts,
      Donna
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      • #4
        Thanks so much for the input, ladies. Donna, as far as asking for pain meds, does that mean something stronger than pyridium? Catheters are painful for me, and the thought of having 2 catheters inserted on the same day is a bit intimidating. Debbie, thanks for the comforting info on the UDS. I am assuming that I'll have to leave my modesty in the changing room along with my clothes!
        Love, Kelly
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        • #5
          I doubt that your uro will want you to take pyridium before the cysto since it colors the urine and he wouldn't be able to visualize your bladder lining. After the testing is done, it will probably be very effective. Most uros use a surface anesthetic when they do cystoscopies, but you might want to ask just to be sure.

          Donna

          Stay safe


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          • #6
            Donna, if by surface anesthetic, you mean freezing the urethra and surrounding area, yes, they are going to do that. His receptionist told me that over the phone - I gotta admit, an injection in the urethra is not a comforting thought. But then again, neither is the alternative. I have decided to gather as much info as I need to be prepared, and to leave the rest up to God. I know that it won't be pleasant, but I understand the necessity of the tests. I am eager to know what is going on in my bladder, as well. Having experienced people to go to for info is a great thing. Thanks!
            Love and healing thoughts,
            Kelly
            "It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; He enables me to stand on the heights."
            Psalm 18:32 - 33

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            • #7
              When I have had cystoscopies, I have never had a shot --- they just applied a surface analgesic --- my uro's office uses lidocaine.

              Donna
              Stay safe


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              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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              • #8
                Bless you Donna - maybe that's what she meant and I misunderstood. I thought that she said that it would be an injection, but I could be wrong. You know, there are certain body parts that you just don't want to let anyone get near with a needle!
                Kelly
                "It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; He enables me to stand on the heights."
                Psalm 18:32 - 33

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