How Painful Is Bladder Camera Cystopy Test?

Updated on January 12, 2011
K.B. asks from Dulles, VA
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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?

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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.

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V.C.

answers from Dallas on

I had no pain at all. You may have slight discomfort when you urinate for a day or so. Definitely don't take Tylenol.

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M.P.

answers from Texarkana on

I didn't even take Tylenol beforehand. It wasn't bad at all.

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K.W.

answers from Biloxi on

It's uncomfortable, but not horrible. I had one with no anesthesia or pain medicines because they needed to remove a kidney stent. It is certainly not fun, but once it is over, it is over, and it was quick.

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L.

answers from Mobile on

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.

B.C.

answers from Dallas on

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.

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