alleviate pain associated with flexible cystoscopy in male patients

‘Practical, Inexpensive, and Harmless’ Ways to Reduce Pain During Cystoscopy

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A systematic review uncovers ways to reduce the pain of flexible cystoscopy without the use of drugs.

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