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Reply Sun 13 Apr, 2008 01:47 am
Anyone (male) had had a cystoscopy?

Is there a local anaesthetic before doing it?

And what are the therapies - and the chances - for bladder cancer (with males)?
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sun 13 Apr, 2008 07:47 am
Everything okay with you Walter?

I don't have the equipment you asked for to be able to respond with personal experience, but here's some info for you:

http://www.health.harvard.edu/diagnostic-tests/cystoscopy.htm

And this is specific to men, complete with diagrams and step-by-step description:


This is a multi-media interactive presentation with questions and tutorial about the procedure from National Institute of Health

Text summary pdf version from National Institute of Health
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 13 Apr, 2008 08:16 am
Thanks, Butrfynet!


I've got some infos and searched for some more myself.

Butrflynet wrote:
Everything okay with you Walter?


Well, until now: yes. I'll have to wait until the actual examination to see if this might change :wink:
(It's not urgent, the doctor said. But since the plus of red blood cells must come from somewhere ...)
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hamburger
 
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Reply Sun 13 Apr, 2008 04:51 pm
hmmm , not sure what i should read into your remarks , walter .
here is a link to the MAYO CLINIC .
i have found their medical information quite useful on many occasions .
my physician is getting used to me quoting such information ... and has even asked me to check some information myself !!!
it's quite clear that family physicians cannot posssibly keep up with all the new information coming out constantly .
a toronto heart specialist was interviewed on TV-ONTARIO (public broadcasting) recently . he stated that he often suggets that patients do some of their own research - with some guidance from him and discuss the findings with him .
he said that he would spent all the time reading the latest research and google for medical information without the patients' involvement - and would hardly be able to acually see a patient .
hope everything turns out allright !
hbg (drueckt daumen)
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 13 Apr, 2008 10:55 pm
hamburger wrote:
it's quite clear that family physicians cannot posssibly keep up with all the new information coming out constantly .
...
hbg (drueckt daumen)


I'm going to my urologist for such - and he's actually very well informed.

It doesn't look too bad his opinion - thus the 'delay' for further examinations.

Thanks for the 'Daumen drücken', hamburger!
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 13 Apr, 2008 11:19 pm
I haven't looked at the links. Know some now do an xray thing, but I've no clue if that is smart in this instance.

Well, hey, I had a sigmoidoscope some while ago, and while I was waiting I looked up and heard folks moving in the space above the rooms, tile missing.

I'll leave you with that image so you can feel good about whatever circumstances your test surroundings bring..
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 13 Apr, 2008 11:26 pm
Don't remind me about the sigmoidoscopy I had had .... uhm, 20 years ago. :wink:
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 13 Apr, 2008 11:38 pm
Me too... it was to rule out other causes for anemia than the obvious one at the time.

What a way to make a living...










(I might prefer anemia)
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 13 Apr, 2008 11:43 pm
Ah, where are the over fifty males?
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 14 Apr, 2008 12:09 am
Walter and I agree on consulting specialists.

This isn't all so possible here any more, at least not easily. I was lucky for a long time.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 22 Apr, 2008 11:29 pm
Date at the docotr's today (11am) for the cysto.

I'm a teeny-weeny bit nervous by now - not about the procedure but the result.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 22 Apr, 2008 11:50 pm
Crossing fingers.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 22 Apr, 2008 11:54 pm
Much appreciated.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 23 Apr, 2008 05:22 am
No cancer, nothing serious .... besides a kind of "minor faulty design" inside the bladder. Laughing
(Which means, however, regular visits, at least twice per year, at the urologist's.)
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dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 23 Apr, 2008 06:30 am
Walter Hinteler wrote:
No cancer, nothing serious .... besides a kind of "minor faulty design" inside the bladder. Laughing
(Which means, however, regular visits, at least twice per year, at the urologist's.)



Great!


Phew.



Erm...but what's the goddam urlogist gnna be doing?



Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Wed 23 Apr, 2008 06:55 am
I'm happy to hear the good news.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 23 Apr, 2008 07:45 am
dlowan wrote:
Erm...but what's the goddam urlogist gnna be doing?


When I got the date, the 1rst assistant nurse asked with a voice full of unbelief, if it was a cystoscopy again. (And she didn't believe me neither when I replied that I subscribed to it because I like that so much.)

He'll just make blood and urine tests more frequently - and perhaps he's a fan of my giblets on his tv .... ehem, my urologically related things on his monitor. :wink:


Thanks, dad.
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Wed 23 Apr, 2008 12:12 pm
Walter--

Glad for the good news--although you deserve zero complications.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 23 Apr, 2008 12:24 pm
Thanks, Noddy!
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 23 Apr, 2008 12:27 pm
V. good news, Walter.
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