January 12, 2011,
K.B. asks from Dulles, VA on January 11, 2011
How Painful Is Bladder Camera Cystopy Test?
I am getting the catheter and camera into the bladder next week. What would you compare it to? Does the pain really last less than a minute? Will Tylenol help before hand?
Do they hold my legs? My husband is physically unable to do so(wheelchair) and I don't want to jump.
Also, can they get a stone out through a catheter? I have passed stones, but I don't see how it could come through a tube that small. Do they zap them with a laser first?
So What Happened?™
It didn't hurt at all. When I went to pee later, I felt like air came out and a pain briefly.
B.C. answers from Dallas on January 11, 2011
Never had a camera up there, but I have a catheter, and it really only hurts for a few seconds and then for another second when they pull it out.
L. answers from Mobile on January 12, 2011
Yeah, just uncomfortable. I think the worry and tension probably is the worst, so I don't know that the Tylenol would really do much. I'd say just go to your happy place and know that it'll be over pretty fast.
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K.W. answers from Biloxi on January 12, 2011
M.P. answers from Texarkana on January 12, 2011
I didn't even take Tylenol beforehand. It wasn't bad at all.
V.C. answers from Dallas on January 12, 2011
I had no pain at all. You may have slight discomfort when you urinate for a day or so. Definitely don't take Tylenol.