cystoscopy - eep
May 27, 2009 8:42 AM Subscribe
Cystoscopy - have you had one? Do I need one?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (8 answers total)
I've been recommended to have a Cystoscopy because of Interstitial Cystitis. Apparently it will tell me whether there is any damage to the inside of my bladder which needs a long course of antibiotics.
I don't really want to take antibiotics if I can help it. And from what I read online this is an uncomfortable procedure which leaves you in discomfort for at least 24 hours. I wonder if i might be left wondering after why i put myself through it.
Have you had one, how bad was it, and was there anything worthwhile about having it?
short version: would i be avoiding a damned nuisance and waste of time, or just being a pussy, if i cancel?