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So, i am scheduled for a cystoscopy soon. It's a procedure where they insert a tube in the urethra and move it all the way to the bladder so they can see what's going on there. My question is: Assuming that i have genital herpes, and it being possible for herpes to shed inside the urethra, is there a risk of the virus traveling from the urethra up to the bladder with the instrument to cause infection there? I know it's not an usual question but i'm worried.
Yes, i'm infected with the virus on my penis and perhaps inside the urethra, but i just wondered if it could travel from the urethra all the way to my bladder. I don't think my bladder exactly is already infected with herpes even if my penis and urethra were? So it's kind of a question of auto-inoculation to the bladder and other lower parts of my urinary tract.
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