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A cystoscopy is a very good diagnotic procedure. It may even help some people with thier problem, depending on what it is. I've had several cystoscopies and I'm having another one tomorrow. I have a "stricture" and the cystoscopy helps with that problem and also the doctor is able to see if there are any new issues. BTW, before my first cystoscopy, I researched it on the internet and was in great fear of having it. I almost cancelled it! However, I've found that my cystoscopies have been painless and are no big deal. Good luck and let us know how the procedure went.