What can replace scraping (smear) for discomfort in the urethra?

What can replace scraping (smear) for discomfort in the urethra?

Prostate Surgery: Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)

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Answer 1
January, 2021

PCR is the introduction of a disposable probe with a tampon at the end into the urethra to a depth of 2-3 cm and collection of exudate in a circular motion. Yes, somewhat painful, but it is considered a completely tolerable procedure. Discomfort is minimal (especially for the sake of health).

This type of analysis includes the diagnosis of many diseases and the identification of their causative agents. The list is long: from ureaplasmosis and urethritis to herpetic lesions and human papillomavirus infections.

As for scraping, the doctor may simply recommend a sedative the day before the procedure to reduce the expectation of anxiety and pain.

Answer 2
January, 2021

Hello! Recently, there has been some discomfort in the urethra after one of the sexual acts. Periodically, there are slight aching pains in the head, without any discharge and neoplasms.

I went to the urologist, he said to go for a scraping (smear)

Before that, 3 years ago, I handed over not suspecting that it was hellish pain during and within 4 days after the procedure. And I took it in a good private clinic with an experienced doctor. Everything hurt so much that I wanted to cry. It's like they cut your urethra from the inside. Although, in general, the pain threshold is quite high and a lot of times I received very painful injuries, but I did not even get such sensations as from scraping.

The doctor said that a smear does not hurt. After that, there is no trust in him.

Questions
1) Are there procedures similar to scraping for detecting STDs?
2) I found on one of the sites a procedure called urine analysis by PCR. They write they say it is instead of scraping. How effective is this procedure and can it really serve as an analogue of scraping?
3) If you even go to do scraping, then how to make it painless? Maybe some kind of anesthetic or some kind of anesthesia? Interested during and after the procedure, otherwise it is not possible to go to the toilet.

Please help with the answers, otherwise I am cheating. I'm not ready to go through this hell a second time. I'd rather overpay, but to make everything relatively painless.

Thank you very much!

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