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  1. Nomad97

    Prostatitus Advice

    Sounds expensive to me. I have used the Government Hospital in Surin for the past 4 years and the going rate is 4,200 baht per cystoscopy. Previously this was carried out in one of the operation rooms but now they have a dedicated room in the Urology department for cystoscopies. The private hospital charges a little more but less than 5,000 baht per treatment.
  2. Nomad97

    Prostatitus Advice

    Thank you too, your little story brought a smile to my lips. That's what started my adventure with catheters and cystoscopies. I was admitted to A&E in the Government Hospital in Surin with a very full bladder that I could not pass. Like you, no numbing gel but who cared - the relief was immediate and very appreciated. The rest is history as they say.
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    Prostatitus Advice

    I was diagnosed with bladder cancer in February 2015. The tumour was removed in a 2 hour operation. A few weeks after the operation I started a 6 week course of BCG immunotherapy where the vaccine is put directly into the bladder (as a liquid) through a catheter. For the past 4 years I have had numerous cystoscopies, one every 3 months for the first year, extending to 1 every 6 months this past year. The most recent cystoscopy was yesterday. I can assure anyone contemplating or needing this procedure that it is relatively painless apart from an unpleasant sensation when the camera (or catheter) passes through the urethral sphincter into the bladder. I am also pleased to say that nearly 4 years on I have no evidence of the disease.