A 38-year-old member asked:
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can cystoscopy cause urinary incontinence in women?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Cystoscopy is simply a technique to view the inside of the bladder with a video camera. It would not cause incontinence but may be part of the evaluation of incontinence in some patients.
Answered on Apr 6, 2015
Dr. Arash Rahi
21 years experience Urogynecology
Usually no: It should not. It is extremely unlikely to cause damage with the cystoscope to the bladder in the hands of a trained and experienced urogynecologist or a urologist.
Answered on Aug 29, 2013
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Dr. Amit Patel
21 years experience Urogynecology
Generally no: Cystoscopy can be used in the evaluation of urinary incontinence, but is not generally known to cause incontinence itself.
Answered on Apr 23, 2013
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
22 years experience Gynecology
No: Not usually. Every procedure has risks. Rarely you can get a temporary incontinence or urinary retention from cystoscopy. Even more rarely could damage be caused to the urethra that would cause a permanent incontinence
Answered on Jan 14, 2015

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