Pam, I seem to be one of the "resident experts" of having things run up my pee hole here. I have had one regular cystoscopy and FOUR contigen injections. The cystoscopy is a flexible probe that articulates at the end so the Doctor can look at all areas of the urinary tract and bladder. The way my doctor does them is one of the assistants (usually a young female!!!) is put some numbing jell down inside the penis using a squeeze applicator. After several minutes the Doctor will lube the probe and insert it. All I ever felt was a little pressure and a bit of burning. Over all not that bad of an ordeal. I was given one antibiotic tablet to take when I got home. Some mild discomfort and blood urine the rest of the evening. The next day all was fine.
As far a contigen injections!!! Those are done with a rigid metal probe that the needle goes up through. Enough said about that!!!!!!
If you want to read a detailed description of both procedures please look up KW's Journey. I will be a few pages back when set on 100 post per page.
The Cystoscopy can be emotionally devastating for a male. (True or False)
Strong Antibiotics should be given before the Cystoscopy (True or False)
Strong Antibiotics should be given after the Cystoscopy (True or False)
The doctor should send patient home with pain pills. (True or False)
The rod they insert in the Penis should be flexible not rigid. (True or false)
Over all I would say False / Maybe / True / False / True
Good luck to your and your man.
43 at Dx and Surgery
PSA 5.7, Biopsy 3 of 12 positive (up to 75%) all on left side of prostate, Gleason 7
RRP on Oct. 17, 2006 - Nerves on right side saved. All Lab's clear.
Cathiter in for 28 days due to complications in healing. Removed Nov. 9, 2006
First Post op PSA on Dec. 11, 2006 Undetectable 0.00.
ED workable and usable with Viagra.
Feb. 20th, 2007 - Feb. 4th, 2008 Cystoscope, Two Collagen injections,Second Opinion Consultation for Incontinance at OU Medical Center, Bio-Feedback training, Chiropractic, Accupuncture to try to resolve ongoing incontinance (4-6 pads a day) All PSA's 0.00.
Feb. 22nd, 2008 - Surgery to install the AMS AdVance Male Sling.
March 27th, 2008 - Sling not working, Little or no improvement.
April 18, 2008 - Collagen injection. Back to using 4-6 full pads a day within a week.
May 14, 2008 - Another collagen injection to try to Band-Aid the leaking for our June cruise. Will start making conusultation appiontments for AUS after we return.
July 14th, 2008 - AUS consultation with Dr. Morey in Dallas TX.