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My father was done cystiscopy and has folly catheter for 10 days duration now removed folly but my father felt loss of control urination .?

My father was done cystiscopy and has folly catheter for 10 days duration now removed folly but my father felt loss of control urination .?

Get evaluated.: After having a foley catheter for over a week, the bladder could be irritated or inflamed, provoking bladder spasms. These spams are uncontrolled contractions of the bladder, and can lead to urinary leakage. This should improve with time. A urinary infection is also a possibility, which can provoke leakage and should be treated. See the urologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Catheter (Definition)

A catheter is a thin plastic tube that is inserted into the body to obtain fluids/blood or give medicine. So some catheters can be placed in the veins and medicine given directly into the body, IV fluids given or blood sampled. A catheter can be placed in the bladder ...Read more


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Does having a cystoscopy hurt?

Does having a cystoscopy hurt?

Some discomfort: Cystoscopy involves placing a telescope into the bladder to make sure there aren't any abnormalities involving the inner surface or within the bladder. The procedure is usually done in the office and utilizes a flexible scope which is much less uncomfortable than metal rigid scopes used in the past. You may have some pressure and discomfort with insertion of the scope but lidocaine jelly is used ...Read more

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How painful is cystoscopy procedure?

How painful is cystoscopy procedure?

Not terribly: It's usually done in office without anesthesia. A bit uncomfortable, but nothing to be overly worried about. ...Read more

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How do I avoid pain from a cystoscopy?

How do I avoid pain from a cystoscopy?

Work with urologist: A cystoscopy is usually performed in the office. Local numbing gel should be placed in the urethra. Discomfort occurs when the scope passes across the urinary sphincter, and if the bladder overfills with the irrigation. Communicate with your urologist, making sure to let them know if you are having pain. Try to relax, maybe bring headphones and listen to music. Many do tolerate this well. ...Read more

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What are the risk factor for cystoscopy?

Low: Cystoscopy has low risks - pain/discomfort, infection, and bleeding. The risk of bladder perforation should be almost zero unless a biopsy or tumor resection needs to be performed. These procedures should only be performed by a trained urologist. ...Read more

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I'm scared for female cystoscopy- painful?

Medical education: Educate your self about your condition and your treatment options to include cystoscopy. Find out the risks involved with having the surgery vice not having the surgery. Write down your questions before you see your physician. Let the medical team know about your concerns. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cystoscopy?

Urology procedure: Cystoscopy is a procedure where a small instrument called a cystoscope is inserted into the urethra and advanced into the bladder in order to visualize the inside of the bladder. ...Read more

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Extremely scared of cystoscopy! what do I need to expect for this?

Do not fear: Cystoscopy is just a way of your urologist to visualize the inside of your bladder. It is a relatively easy procedure to perform. Most urologists do procedure with some sort of anesthesia be it topical, general, or with sedation. ...Read more

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What is a cystoscopy or ureterscopy? Are they painful?

Here are...: The involved procedures are done under anesthesia so you would not feel a thing during the procedures. Cystoscopy is used to gain access through urethra into the bladder for diagnosis as well as rx for many conditions. Ureteroscopy, with much finer ; longer instruments, is used to diagnose and treat various diseases in ureters ; kidneys. And either scope can be rigid or flexible. Detail? Ask... ...Read more

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What is the difference between a cystoscopy and a cystography?

X-Ray: Cystoscopy is a procedure involving a urologist looking inside the bladder with a lighted instrument. Cystography is an X-Ray of the bladder after contrast is placed into the bladder via a catheter, usually to check for vesicoureteral reflux or a bladder leak after surgery. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a cystoscopy and a cystourethroscopy?

Same: Assuming no anatomy altering previous surgery, they are the same since the entryway to the bladder is through the urethra ...Read more

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Can you tell me about cystoscopy and urodynamic assesment test done?

Here are some...: Cystoscopy is a direct look through urethra into bladder with a telescope under optical vision to see if there are tumor, blockage, stone, stricture, foreign body, etc. Urodynamics is done to test how your bladder and urethra work together, normally or abnormally, and how the urine control can be, so to decide if surgery for blockage or incontinence is needed or not, and how to do them. So, ask dr. ...Read more

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Are urethral tears always seen in a cystoscopy? Do they always heal on their own?

Urethral tear: There is no such word "always" in medicine. And yes, it should be seen on cystoscopy. ...Read more

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What is the likelyhood of developing peyronies disease when a person has had a cystoscopy performed?

Not from cystoscopy: No reason why person should. Most urologists believe that peyronies is caused by micro-fractures of the erectile penile rods )corora cavernosa). This most frequently occurs during sex with man lying on his back with parner on top. ...Read more

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Can a cystoscopy be done under sedation? I am terrified of this procedure and would like to know what my options may be. Thanks!

Yes: A cystoscopy can be done under sedation, like many other procedures. You can also have an anesthetic gel instilled into the urethra. ...Read more

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I need to have a Cystoscopy in Nov.I'm really having anxiety...badly about this.the procedure itself that is. Is this a simple basic thing?

I need to have a Cystoscopy in Nov.I'm really having anxiety...badly about this.the procedure itself that is. Is this a simple basic thing?

Overall: Cystoscopy isn't a particularly risky procedure. I know that doesn't make it any bit less anxiety provoking, as undergoing any procedure(sometimes even just blood draws) can be very stressful. You may want to review any of your concerns with your urologist to help allay any fears you might have. But if your anxiety is that bad, review this with your primary care to come up with a solution. ...Read more

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If you need a cystoscopy, will you be knocked out when its performed? Will it be painful when you wake up? Can it fix issues while being performed?

It depends.: If you are just doing a cystoscopy, in most cases this can be done while you are awake. If the surgeon is doing another procedure at the same time through the cystoscope, then you may need additional anesthesia. Check with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Cystoscopy (Definition)

Cystoscopy is a procedure where a small instrument called a cystoscope is inserted into the urethra and advanced into the bladder in order to visualize the ...Read more