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Cystoscopy Exams

Cystoscopy Exams

This procedure allows your healthcare provider to examine your bladder by looking into it with a tube called a cystoscope. The test is used for both diagnosis and treatment.

This procedure allows your healthcare provider to examine your bladder by looking into it with a tube called a cystoscope. The test is used for both diagnosis and treatment. Some of the diagnostic uses of cystoscopy are:

  • Looking for stones or tumors in the bladder
  • Getting urine samples from the kidneys to look for infection or tumor cells
  • Examining the bladder lining, parts of the kidneys, or the prostate gland
  • Doing a biopsy by removing a sample of bladder tissue to check for cancer or other problems

How do I prepare for a Cystoscopy Exam?

Your doctor will advise you on specifics for your Cystoscopy exam.

Generally, you should take the antibiotics prescribed by your doctor. Wait to empty your bladder until your medical provider says its the best time.

You may use anesthesia or another form of sedation during your exam;  make sure you have a trusted friend or family member checking on you and acting as your transportation to and from the exam. You will be in no position to drive

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