Frequently Asked Questions
No. This blood test does not require you to fast.
For most of your visits to our office, a urine specimen will be collected. Please let one of the staff members know and they will direct you to the patient bathroom, where there will be specimen cups for you to use.
This can vary due to the type of test. The office will get back to you as soon as the results are available. If you do not hear anything after one week, please call our office. You may be asked to return to the office to discuss the results.
Contact your pharmacy and they will contact our office. If you were asked to return to the office for follow-up you will need to call the office to schedule an appointment. If it has been over a year since your last office visit and you need a prescription refill, please make an appointment with your doctor.
We will call your insurance company for imaging and surgery to see if precertification is necessary. Specific questions need to be addressed to your insurance company.
The office will help you complete the forms. Please fill out the portions with your information as completely as you can before turning them in.
The procedure may be uncomfortable, but not painful. Numbing jelly is used to make the procedure more comfortable. The exam takes less than 3 to 5 minutes.
You may see a small amount of blood and burning with urination which will quickly resolve in less than a day.
Yes. You can resume normal activities.
It can cause discomfort in the rectum and at the tip of the urethra.
Some blood or discharge around the catheter is normal.
It is normal to have leakage of urine around a catheter. This is usually related to bladder spasms and is harmless. If your Foley bag stops filling with urine, please call our office.
These are strong urges to void that can be painful. They are a reaction to surgery or having a Foley catheter. There are some medications that help relieve them, please call our office if you are concerned.
A stent is placed due to obstruction (blockage) of urine flow from a stone, tumor or inflammation. It bypasses the obstruction.
The stent can cause the sensation of increased need to urinate. The stent can cause discomfort during urination and can be felt in the kidney. It also can cause blood in the urine. All of these are normal stent symptoms.
The stent will typically stay in for 5 to 10 days. This will be determined by your surgeon.
The majority of stents are easily removed in the office by inserting a cystoscope (see above) and very small grasper into the urethra. Please call the office to schedule this procedure.
Most questions will be answered at the time of your visit. We recommend reviewing our website, which contains valuable educational information. Specific questions about location, day and time or pre-op requirements can be directed to our Surgery Scheduler. You may also call and ask to talk to one of the nurses.
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