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Were you sedated for the cystoscopy when the stent was put in and then removed? My urologist used the cystoscope just to take a quick around in the bladder. He used what I suppose was lidocaine and it turned out to be the most painful procedure I have experienced which lasted fortunately for only two minutes.
I had a full anaesthetic Jack. The first procedure took over and hour and the second about forty minutes. I don't think the placement and replacement of stents could have been dealt with in any other way. The cystoscopy was incidental to the main procedure.