I am a 59 yr. old woman who is having a cystoscopy in a couple of days. The urologist does not use sedation, but rather numbing gel, and says it is only slightly uncomfortable. I do not have an active infection right now but did spend a month on 3 rounds of antibiotics for what I thought was a UTI. After no relief from the antibiotics and excruciating pain all of this time, the pain ubruptly stopped. I believe I passed a kidney stone as there is a history of them with my mother. My question is, will this procedure hurt? It seems that many urologists actually perform these with the patient under aneasthesia. I am so nervous and am wondering if I should bring this up when I go in for the procedure.