• A visual examination of the bladder performed with a telescope passed via the urethra (tube that drains the bladder)
  • You will have either local anaesthetic or general anaesthetic
  • It is commonly performed to investigate
    • UTI
    • Urinary bleeding
    • Voiding difficulties
  • Any abnormalities found maybe treated at the time eg:
    • Bladder Cancer
      • Biopsy
      • Resected
    • Stones
      • Lasered
    • Prostate Enlargement
      • Lasered
      • Vapourized
      • Resected

 

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After Surgery

  • Cystoscopy
    • Expect
      • Burning/Urgency/Frequency (24-72 hrs)
      • Bleeding (minor)
    • What to do
      • Drink plenty of fluid
      • Take URAL sachet (up to 4*/day if burning)
    • Avoid
      • Driving, machinery operating for day after
    • Inform Us
      • Unable to void
      • Heavy bleeding/clots
      • Fevers/unwell