I have had constant urethral burning and bladder pain for 10 months now. No sexual problems as this pain seems to miss that area. I do have a prickling feeling in the rectum and sometimes widespread prickling over the rest of the vulva. It is suspected pudendal neuralgia and vulvodynia. However due to the bladder symptoms and pain when urinating I have been advised to have a cystoscopy to rule out any bladder issues. I have white and red blood cells in my urine but not a huge amount.
I just wanted to know if anyone out there had similar symptoms to me and has had a cystoscopy. I am so frightened this will cause me more pain in that area but I also feel that any bladder problems need to be ruled out at this stage.
I would be grateful for your stories and advice regarding this. It is a difficult thing to discuss with friends and family as they don't know how it feels.