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  • 59 year old
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    I always have blood

    I always have microscoptic blood in the urine. This is from the IC. There are small areas in the wall that bleed.

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  • L. Thomas
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    Your gyn is probably right. He is basing his remarks on how most people he has treated.

    I have had 3 and none of them have bothered me and it was not any more than having a catheter. I did have anxiety before the 1st cysto.

    Just call the office and tell them how you feel about the procedure and that you feel you need something to relax before the procedure. I'm sure it won't be the first time they have dealt with anxiety,

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  • dg2901
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    Dont take anything without consulting with your Dr.
    Is there a reason why you feel you'll need a tranquilizer? The test is over and done with fairly quickly with very little discomfort, if any.

    Try not to worry too much. Having said that, if you feel you're overcome with anxiety by all means ring your Dr and talk to him or his nurse about your fears/concerns.

    Take care, dear
    diana

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  • izazen
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    Thanks for the tips! Do you think he will give me a tranquilizer or should I take my own before I go?
    Oh, I forgot to add that in addition to the IC diet, etc. I, also, do Chinese medicine, acupuncture and herbs. I think they have helped a lot, too.

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  • sweetangel2080
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    it sounds like an in office cystoscopy. Do be aware though as your IC may be mild, and for many IC patients (even moderate) - not much will show in an in office cystoscopy as the bladder is not distended much (this would be very painful to stretch without anaesthesia- or known as hydrodistention)

    Glad you are finding coping therapies though esp as the diet is helping.

    some people find a heating pad can help as well as warm baths. you can also get stick on heat patches

    Have you tried baking soda/tums for flareups? or AzO etc when needed?
    prelief is good for eating slightly 'no no' foods


    for the cystoscopy, as with a catheter insertion, it can be a little painful to pee after so drink plenty of fluids or use baking soda/bicarb of soda to alkanise the urine. or use a urinary analgesic like azo or pyridium.
    there is a very small chance of UTI with any catheter type procedure, so if you develope symptoms, then go to your GP.

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  • dg2901
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    Sounds like you're referring to an in-office cystoscopy. If thats the case, its not a big deal (i guess I can only speak for me), and it only takes about 5-10 minutes from start to finish.

    take care
    diana

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  • izazen
    started a topic 'Have a "5 minute" 'scope planned for next week.

    'Have a "5 minute" 'scope planned for next week.

    What can I likely expect?

    The uro/gyne said it would be no worse than when he inserted the catheter to draw a urine sample in his office.

    This procedure will, also, be done in his office.

    He said he wants to find out why I have the microscopic blood in my urine samples.

    99% of my IC/PFD symptoms (that have bothered me so much over the last 6 months) have subsided thanks to following the diet, not taking baths, easy exercise (not running) relaxation dvd's, and the like.

    But I still had the microscopic blood on my last visit which prompted his need to investigate.
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