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    i'm due to have a cystoscopy tomorrow and i'm anxious about the general anesthetic. does anyone have any experiences with this? apparently they have to put a tube inside you so you can breathe. i assumed that people can breathe normally when theyre asleep. i'm worried something horrible is going to happen.
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    hi

    DO you have IC? I have IC. I was finally diagnosed after having cystoscopy and had urethral dilation done as well. what symptoms do you get and what is your history?

    So what happens is pre theatre.. you will have the GA put intravenously in arm.. you will have any oxygen mask to help you breathe.. it stings initially and you will like fall asleep within like 10 seconds..and the next thing you know you wont wake up till its all over..
    I was really worried as well but it was all so over quickly.. don't worry you will be fine.

    The only thing I would say be prepared post surgery. you are going to feel very groggy, nauseous and sick from the anaesthetic. make sure you have someone to look after you.

    and if you do have bladder problems.. and that is why you are having this procedure.. you will be passing out glass/razors after this procedure. it will take a few days to get better.

    but yes the GA will feel very surreal like ..why is someone trying to make me pass out.. but do not worry. you will be fine.
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    The worst part was the first wee after the procedure.. first is the worst!
    Hopefully they'll find out what's going on and be able to treat it for you try not to panic



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    DO you have IC? I have IC. I was finally diagnosed after having cystoscopy and had urethral dilation done as well. what symptoms do you get and what is your history?
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    So what happens is pre theatre.. you will have the GA put intravenously in arm.. you will have any oxygen mask to help you breathe.. it stings initially and you will like fall asleep within like 10 seconds..and the next thing you know you wont wake up till its all over..
    I was really worried as well but it was all so over quickly.. don't worry you will be fine.

    The only thing I would say be prepared post surgery. you are going to feel very groggy, nauseous and sick from the anaesthetic. make sure you have someone to look after you.

    and if you do have bladder problems.. and that is why you are having this procedure.. you will be passing out glass/razors after this procedure. it will take a few days to get better.

    but yes the GA will feel very surreal like ..why is someone trying to make me pass out.. but do not worry. you will be fine.
    I just have irregular bleeding and I dont know if its from the bladder or vagina. It doesn't seem serious enough to warrant this procedure.
    I hope im not too sick afterwards, I was planing on starting volunteering,
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    Well everyone is different in terms if how long youll experience side effects of aneasthesia. I think mine lasted five six hours. the best thing to do is get some rest. Youll be kinda tired so go home and get someone to spoil you for
    Few hours. I had never heard of irregular bleeding as needing cystoscopy but guess i can understand the thought process behind.
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    The worst part was the first wee after the procedure.. first is the worst!
    Hopefully they'll find out what's going on and be able to treat it for you try not to panic



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    Do you have ic ? Oh yes that first wee was terrible i hadnt experienced pain like that since my last uti months and months prior to op
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    i'm due to have a cystoscopy tomorrow and i'm anxious about the general anesthetic. does anyone have any experiences with this? apparently they have to put a tube inside you so you can breathe. i assumed that people can breathe normally when theyre asleep. i'm worried something horrible is going to happen.
    Don't worry about it, you don't have anything to be anxious about. I'm sure you have already been told this, but there are risks associated with anaesthesia. The risks are very small (especially in a young fit adult who doesn't suffer from any health problems and isn't on any medications). Even though the risks are very small, it's important to bear in mind that there are risks associated with anaesthesia. It's not a completely risk-free affair.

    You will be artificially ventilated. This means that a machine will take over for you and act as your airway, to ventilate your lungs. People do breathe normally when they're asleep, but you're not exactly 'asleep' while you're under general anaesthesia, it's completely different!!

    Rest assured, you're in safe hands. The anaesthetist and urologist looking after you are experienced professionals, they've done this kind of thing so many times in the past, it's second nature to them. Like I said, there are risks, but they're so tiny, the benefits of the procedure greatly outweigh the risks, otherwise you wouldn't be having a cystoscopy in the first place.

    So just relax, don't stress too much about it. And good luck!
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    Try not too worry too much, the surgery and anaesthesia
    associated with it will be worth it at the end. Just try to relax, you'll be in hands of specialists that know what they're doing. Wishing you quick and sound recovery.
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    Don't worry about it, you don't have anything to be anxious about. I'm sure you have already been told this, but there are risks associated with anaesthesia. The risks are very small (especially in a young fit adult who doesn't suffer from any health problems and isn't on any medications). Even though the risks are very small, it's important to bear in mind that there are risks associated with anaesthesia. It's not a completely risk-free affair.

    You will be artificially ventilated. This means that a machine will take over for you and act as your airway, to ventilate your lungs. People do breathe normally when they're asleep, but you're not exactly 'asleep' while you're under general anaesthesia, it's completely different!!

    Rest assured, you're in safe hands. The anaesthetist and urologist looking after you are experienced professionals, they've done this kind of thing so many times in the past, it's second nature to them. Like I said, there are risks, but they're so tiny, the benefits of the procedure greatly outweigh the risks, otherwise you wouldn't be having a cystoscopy in the first place.

    So just relax, don't stress too much about it. And good luck!
    that sounds utterly terrifying the fact that i wont be able to breathe on my own, but since i wont know what's going on anyway i guess it's fine.
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    that sounds utterly terrifying the fact that i wont be able to breathe on my own, but since i wont know what's going on anyway i guess it's fine.
    Sorry, I wasn't very clear. I didn't mean to say you couldn't breathe on your own! As part of the general anaesthesia, you may require ventilatory support in the form of mechanical ventilation. Please don't be put off or terrified from my previous comment, it was quite unclear. Being under anaesthetic is not like sleeping at all, your airway and breathing MUST be monitored and supported. You are in perfectly safe hands, the anesthetists have done this a thousand times. Trust me, you have nothing to worry about. Don't stress, just stay relaxed. All you will remember is drifting off to sleep, and then coming back around. That's it!
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    Sorry, I wasn't very clear. I didn't mean to say you couldn't breathe on your own! As part of the general anaesthesia, you may require ventilatory support in the form of mechanical ventilation. Please don't be put off or terrified from my previous comment, it was quite unclear. Being under anaesthetic is not like sleeping at all, your airway and breathing MUST be monitored and supported. You are in perfectly safe hands, the anesthetists have done this a thousand times. Trust me, you have nothing to worry about. Don't stress, just stay relaxed. All you will remember is drifting off to sleep, and then coming back around. That's it!
    well i think when you fall asleep they have to put a tube in your mouth, that's why sometimes they say it can be damaging to the vocal cords.
    i feel like ive got something stuck in my throat during dinner, i dont know whether to tell them this tomorrow. its not the fist time it happens. i dont feel as though im breathing very well but i'm not going to call an ambulance.
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    well i think when you fall asleep they have to put a tube in your mouth, that's why sometimes they say it can be damaging to the vocal cords.
    i feel like ive got something stuck in my throat during dinner, i dont know whether to tell them this tomorrow. its not the fist time it happens. i dont feel as though im breathing very well but i'm not going to call an ambulance.
    It won't damage your vocal cords, don't worry The risk of that is extremely small, we're talking about a really miniscule risk here. Like I said, you're in very experienced hands, they'll keep a very close eye on you during the entire procedure. They'll closely be monitoring literally everything. I've seen this first hand, honestly you have nothing to worry about. Just have a good night's sleep so you can be fresh for tomorrow
    Any worries or concerns you have, you can discuss it with the people in charge of your care when you turn up for the procedure, they'll put your mind at ease.
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    Do you have ic ? Oh yes that first wee was terrible i hadnt experienced pain like that since my last uti months and months prior to op
    Νope I've been into retention many times they just wanted to check everything was normal


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    Being in complete oblivion for a whole hour was amazing, the most peace ive had in a long while. Kind of sad i had to wake up.
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    Having some upper leg pain and lower back pain, is this normal?
 
 
 
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