|Cystoscopy of the Bladder|
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Reasons for Procedure
- Repeated urinary tract infections
- Blood in the urine
- Urinary incontinence
- Frequent urination
- Dribbling after urination
- Pain during urination
- Difficulty urinating
- Bladder stones
- Pouches on the bladder wall
- Ulcers on the bladder wall
- Narrowing of the urethra
- Enlargement of the prostate gland in men
- Damage of the bladder wall with the cystoscope—rare
- Active infection
- Bleeding disorder
What to Expect
Prior to Procedure
Description of the Procedure
How Long Will It Take?
How Much Will It Hurt?
Call Your Doctor
- Frequency, urgency, burning, or pain when urinating
- You are unable to urinate or empty your bladder completely
- Blood in your urine after 24 hours
- Signs of infection; including fever and chills
- Pain in your abdomen, back, or side
Urology Care Foundation http://www.urologyhealth.org
National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
Women's Health Matters http://womenshealthmatters.ca
Cystoscopy. Urology Care Foundation website. Available at: http://www.urologyhealth.org/urology/index.cfm?article=77. Updated January 2011. Accessed March 3, 2014.
Cytoscopy and ureteroscopy. National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse website. Available at: http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/cystoscopy. Updated March 28, 2012. Accessed March 3, 2014.
- Reviewer: Adrienne Carmack, MD
- Review Date: 03/2014 -
- Update Date: 03/03/2014 -
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