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    If you read my intro post, then you know that I am scheduled to have hyrdodistention, cytoscopy and a biopsy a week from today. I have been reading about the procedure almost nonstop today, trying to soak in as much information as I can.

    I am, however, terrified that my doctor won't give me pain medication. Is this something standard that most doctor's do now after the procedure? I don't have a very high tolerance as far as procedures go, so I want to feel sure that I will have something to take care of myself.

    What was your experience with this?

  • #2
    That one was of the first questions my uro when he told me he wanted to schedule the hydro/cysto w/ biopsy. I made sure that I could have something for pain afterwards. He gave me an rx for viocden to take home that day and said I would have pain meds afterwards.

    When I woke up they gave me some pain meds in my IV. When I went to the recovery room they gave me a vicoden and an antibiotic and told me that if I was still hurting in 20 minutes when I got home I could take another vicoden, which I did. I would call the uro's office and find out from a nurse or have them ask him, that's a very important question to know ahead of time. I wouldn't have done the hydro w/o pain meds afterwards.

    I have been diagnoised for 6 1/2 years now. I have taken a long break from the ICN but really miss helping out my fellow IC patients and want to get back into posting.
    1st hydro 4/07 showed no visible signs of IC but tons of mast cells in all my biopsy samples which did prove IC.
    2nd hydro 4/13/09 showed dark purple glomerulations and I had a capacity of 450 cc's. This hydro proved that my IC had progressed.
    I have tried every oral medication as well as rescue instills and DMSO.

    I have been lucky enough to see Dr Hanno, the top IC specialist in PA who has told me due to the fact that I have not responded to any "standard" treatments that I have a severe, end stage case of IC with a horrible quality of life (didn't have to tell me that last part!)

    Proud wifey of Shane, mommy to Griffin, and step-mom to Logan and Gage
    Also proud mom to the best Bullmastiff on earth, Claus


    • #3
      I hope my reply will help relieve some of your fears.

      I had my cysto/hydro done the Thursday before Easter and went out to dinner Easter.

      I had absolutelly no pain after the procedure. I did have burning with urination the day after the procedure but that was about it.


      • #4
        I had a hydro yesterday. The pain was pretty bad all day yesterday, but not bad this morning. I plan on just hanging out and watching some movies and maybe crack a book today.

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