Some patients are referred to our clinic for cystoscopy. Dr. Huffer will first sit down with you to discuss your situation to assess whether a cytoscopic exam is appropriate for your particular situation. A cystoscopy is a procedure in which Dr. Huffer uses a special instrument called a cystoscope to look into the bladder. A cystoscope may be used to help find the cause of symptoms such as frequent urinary tract infections, blood in urine, incontinence, unusual cells found in a urine sample, persistent pain when trying to pass urine, or difficulty passing urine. A cystoscopy may also be used to monitor the progress of conditions such as treatment of a bladder cancer. A cystoscopy may also be implemented to treat certain conditions or perform certain procedures. It may be used to remove a kidney stone, obtain a urine sample from the ureters, remove small polyps, insert a stent, perform special x-rays of the ureters and kidneys, and remove the prostate gland.
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What To Expect
A diagnostic cystoscopy is a minor procedure that takes only 5-10 minutes to perform and is generally done in our office. Here is what to expect on the day of your cystoscopy:
After the Cystoscopy
Most cystoscopies are done without any problem. For the next 24 hours, you may have a mild burning feeling when you pass urine and feel the need to go more often than usual. If a biopsy was taken, urine may look pink to due mild bleeding. Rarey, a urine infection may develop after a cystoscopy. If we detect a possible urinary tract infection prior to the procedure, we will reschedule your exam.
After a cystoscopy, contact Dr. Huffer and his team if you experience: