Has anyone had a biopsy taken of their bladder?

I've been having bladder problems for a couple of years now. I was referred to the urologist to have a flexible cystoscopy done under local anaesthetic. The Urologist found inflammation in my bladder and now wants to carry out a rigid cystoscopy under general anaesthetic and take a biopsy. Has anyone else had this done?

Samantha x

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  • I've had this twice to check for interstitial cystitis and for bladder cancer. both tests for me were negative athougth i still have chronic haematuria. my sister has both conditions so they thought was good idea to check me as well. I can't recall any discomfort after the tests so would say not to worry yourself. they give you antibiotics to deal with any resulting infection, but like i said mine went all smoothly. it sounds scary but they hospital team (mine was at the Royal Free in London) were brilliant and the facility there was state of the art. good luck xx

  • Thanks JSue for your reply & reassurance.

    Hope you dont mind me asking a few more questions. Do you suffer any other bladder problems apart from the haematuria? & do you receive any meds for this? My problem is with the urgency that I need to empty my bladder.

  • ps as i recall it was a day surgery (afternoon or morning appt), so was all over and done quite quickly.

  • Yes thanks, I've had my pre op assessment , so being booked in for day surgery. x

  • i had had swelling of womb and had to have biopsy came back normal nothing to rurry about and thay no pain afterward i came back from thether got washed dress and wanted to go home i was fine , i now have bladder problems and waiting to go to see specialist ,,,

  • Thats good your results came back normal. I hope that you dont have to wait too long to see the Urologist. x

  • hi samcam i cannot answer your question yet but im going for a cystoscopy end of aug,whats that like? x

  • Hi poodlegal, is it a flexible or rigid cystoscopy your going for?

    Its the flexible one that I had, which uses a local anaesthetic, didnt feel any pain, just a bit uncomfortable (I would say that it wasnt even as uncomfy as having a smear done). The nurses were very nice and kept talking to me throughout the procedure, which took my mind off it a bit. The Urologist also filled my bladder with water. The procedure only lasted about 10 mins. The Urologist gave me my results there and then. They dont let you home until you have passed urine, which was no problem for me, as soon as I left theatre I had to dash to the loo immediately, LOL!

    Good luck for your appointment. x

  • thank u samcam its felixable x

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