Cystoscopy in Urology: A Comprehensive Guide to Bladder Endoscopy

Cystoscopy is a medical procedure that involves the use of a cystoscope, a thin, flexible tube with a light and a camera on its end, to examine the inside of your bladder and urethra.

 

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Purpose

  • Identifying Causes — Cystoscopy helps urologists visually inspect the interior of your bladder and urethra to identify potential causes of your bladder issues, such as bladder stones, tumors, or infections.

 

Types of Cystoscopy

  • Flexible Cystoscopy — This type uses a slender, flexible cystoscope and is often performed in an office setting. It is generally not painful and requires little or no anesthesia at all.
  • Rigid Cystoscopy — A more robust, rigid cystoscope may be used, especially if additional procedures like the removal of small bladder tumors or stones are planned or anticipated. This type may be done under general or local anesthesia.

 

Preparation

  • Emptying the Bladder — Before the procedure, typically, you will be asked to empty your bladder. In some cases, your bladder may be filled with a sterile solution so your urologist will have a clearer view during the examination.

 

Procedure

  • Inserting the Cystoscope — The cystoscope is inserted into your urethra and into your bladder. The camera on the cystoscope allows your urologist to examine your bladder’s lining and its surrounding structures in real-time.
  • Examining your Bladder — Your urologist will carefully examine your bladder walls, look for abnormalities, such as tumors, inflammation, or stones. If any suspicious areas are identified, your urologist may take tissue samples (biopsy) for further examination.

 

After the Procedure

  • Possible Discomfort — You may experience some discomfort or a mild burning sensation during urination after the procedure, but this typically goes away quickly.
  • Monitoring — Your urologist may monitor you for any signs of complications and he/she will provide instructions for post-procedure care.

 

Risks and Considerations

  • Infection — While rare, there is a slight risk of infection associated with cystoscopy. This risk is minimized through the use of sterile instruments.
  • Bleeding — Some minor bleeding may occur during or after the procedure, especially if a biopsy is taken.
  • Discomfort — You may experience temporary discomfort or irritation during or after the procedure.

 

Follow-up

  • Discussing Results — After the cystoscopy, your urologist will discuss the findings with you and determines the appropriate course of action based on your results.

 

Cystoscopy is a very useful tool for diagnosing the underlying causes of your bladder issues, allowing for targeted treatment and management strategies. It is also important that you consult with medical provider and/or urologist to determine the most appropriate diagnostic approach for your specific situation, if any.

 

If you notice symptoms of bladder issues, talk to a medical provider that could help with the proper diagnosis of your condition. You can schedule an appointment with Doral Health and Wellness Urology Center’s best urologist in Brooklyn and inquire about cystoscopy procedure. Our specialists will work with you in managing your condition. To schedule an appointment, please visit us at 1797 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11212 or call 1-347-384-5690. You can also visit our website at https://www.urologistbrooklyn.com/.