Will I be sedated?
No. We do use a topical anesthetic gel to try to numb the urethra.
How long will it burn?
Burning usually lasts only for a few urinations.
Is blood in the urine normal?
It is not usual but should not be alarming. It usually is gone in a day.
Can I take Pyridium or AZO for the burning?
Yes, but only after the procedure. I cannot see as clearly through Pyridium stained urine.
Is this cystoscopy really necessary?
Yes. This is the only way to make sure you do not have a bladder tumor. It may also be necessary to see why some people have so many UTIs. It may also be used before prostate surgery to see how big your prostate is.