What is Cystoscopy?

Cystoscopy means the examination of the urinary tube (urethra) and the bladder (bladder) with the light camera system. This procedure provides a clear view of the disease and abnormality. Cystoscopy can be used for diagnostic purposes as well as for therapeutic purposes. Cystoscopy is one of the indispensable methods of diagnosis and treatment of urology.

Under Which Conditions Is Cystoscopy Performed?

• To investigate the cause of bleeding that can be seen visually while urinating or detected in urinalysis • In recurrent urinary tract infections
• Failure to attach to the catheter
• Urinary incontinence and overactive bladder
• Pain and strain during urination
• Unexplained lower abdominal pain
• Periodic patients who are followed up due to bladder cancer for controls
• it plays an important role in the detection of pathological cases. Biopsy is taken by cystoscopy method and sent for pathological examination.
• Generally, diseases like infection strictures, stones in the urinary tract and kidney stones are interfered with cystoscopy method.

How Is Cystoscopy Process Applied?

It should be performed under sterile conditions. The most suitable environment for this is the operating room environment. However, it is a procedure that does not require hospitalization, which can be applied in simple and short-term procedures under the conditions of the practice. Local anesthesia is applied for very short cystoscopy. For this, drug is provided by giving medication through the urinary canal hole. It usually takes between 10 and 30 minutes.

What are the Side Effects of Cystoscopy?

• Some blood may form in the urine after cystoscopy.
• When urinating for the first 1-2 days, there may be a burning and frequent urge to go. Antibiotics may be required to prevent this condition.

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