Long story very short…I posted here awhile ago about having a UTI, and after seeing my doctor and taking 2 rounds of different antibiotics, my symptoms were still persisting (which were basically a small amount of blood in my urine sometimes when I went to the bathroom, and lower abdomen/back pain). I got another blood/urine culture and my doctor said, hey, no infection at all, probably time to get an ultrasound to see if it's kidney stones!
Man, I WISH it were kidney stones…
I got my ultrasound yesterday morning and there is a "mass in my bladder that is either a larger than normal cyst or something else". Next step is seeing a urologist for a consultation tomorrow, but I basically know that I'm going to have to get a cystoscopy. Has anyone here ever had one done? I'm very nervous and don't do well with doctors/hospital procedures in general, so I'm not looking forward to it at all. What can I expect in terms of the procedure itself and the recovery afterwards?
Also, send good thoughts my way that this thing in my bladder is hopefully just a cyst and nothing worse! 🙁