x-ray cystogram

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frozen
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   Posted 5/5/2009 6:48 AM (GMT -7)   
hey guyz..
i am facing a sharp pain in my umblicus area from the last 6 years... it was not that much severe and when ever the pain appeared it lasts for about 30 min... but now it is becoming more severe and its time period increases now it lasts for about 4 hrs....
 
At first i didnt notice it at all but last weak i went to doctor for the treatment .. he advised me for an x-ray cystogram. i want you people to tell me is cystogram painfull. will i feel horrible pain because it looks horrible....
 
i will be waiting for your good responce..
 
thank you.

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 5/5/2009 7:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I did four of them four weeks in a row...BUT, I already had a catheter in...That will be the less then fun part.....They basically fill your bladder up slowly but surly and take x-ray.

Age 54   - 5'11"   205lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Biopsy - 03/04/08 -> Gleason 6 
 
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
Catheter in for five weeks.
Dry after 3 months.
 
10/03/08 - 1st Quarter PSA -> less then .01
01/16/09 - 2nd Quarter PSA -> less then .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.
 


kw
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   Posted 5/5/2009 7:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree with Steve. If you do not have a cath that will be the worst part. The pressure of the fluid in the bladder is not all that bad.
wish you well.
kw
    43 at Dx and Surgery (RRP)
    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 at UT Southwestern (Dallas).
    July 30, PSA 0.00.
    Aug. 22nd, 2008 - AUS Surgery by Dr. Morey
    Oct. 6th, 2008 - AUS Activation by Dr. Morey.  Working Great, only light drips and dribbles.
    Jan, 31st, 2009 - PSA 0.00  Next test in July, 2009  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
   
     


frozen
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   Posted 5/6/2009 12:48 AM (GMT -7)   

thanks frnds...

so u people mean that it will not hurt and there is no pain in doing cystogram..

will they put some gel in order to numb the skin or not... 


Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 5/6/2009 3:37 AM (GMT -7)   
They'll put in the catheter with gel etc....THey then fill up your bladder slowly and take xray along the way...I'ts a very mid discomfort and only takes about five minutes for the xray part.

Age 54   - 5'11"   205lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Biopsy - 03/04/08 -> Gleason 6 
 
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
Catheter in for five weeks.
Dry after 3 months.
 
10/03/08 - 1st Quarter PSA -> less then .01
01/16/09 - 2nd Quarter PSA -> less then .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.
 


Purgatory
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   Posted 5/6/2009 5:55 AM (GMT -7)   
I have had five of them inserted, none of that hurt. They all felt weird and uncomfortable, delicate area you know. Have them use the Lidocane jell when they insert anything, and let it sit at least 5 minutes before they do anything. It won't be a pleasant experience, but it shouldn't hurt in the normal sense of the word.

David in SC
Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3,9/8 14.5
3rd Biopsy Sept 08: Positive 7 of 7 cores, 40-90%, Gleason 7, 4+3
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves spared, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsular, clear margins, clear lymph nodes 
First PSA Post Surgery   2/9 .05, 6 month on 5/9
 
 

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