Why is cystoscopy done ?
It is important to exclude any abnormality inside the bladder ,if you have conditions like,
- Repeated infections of urinary tract
- Passage of blood in urine (haematuria)
- Painful urination or difficulty in passing urine
- Urine leaking unintentionally (Incontinence)
- As a follow-up at regular intervals after treatment of urinary bladder tumor
What happens during the procedure?
It is a simple outpatient painless procedure that usually takes 10 to 15 minutes.
- No need for prior admission in the hospital
- You will be taken to theater room and asked to change in to hospital gown (to reduce the chance of getting infections)
- After lying down on a couch , your genital area is cleaned and a local anesthetic cream is applied in to the urethra
- No need for any sedation as it is a painless procedure
- The scope is introduced in to the urethra and gently passed in to the bladder along with a stream of water to visualize the parts clearly
- Scope is removed after examining the bladder and this procedure usually takes only 10 to 15 minutes
You will get a detailed report with photographs on same day itself
Some patients can develop a mild pain or discomfort in passing urine and it gets better with in 1 or 2 days
You can return back to your home on same day