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Does the fiberoptic cystoscope hurt you?

Does the fiberoptic cystoscope hurt you?

Cystoscopy and pain: The fiber optic cystoscope is very small and should be well lubricated when introduced into the bladder so there may be a pressure and mild discomfort from that but it is usually not painful. There maybe some discomfort when urinating the first time following the procedure or even a few times but that generally is limited to the first day. ...Read more

Cystoscope (Definition)

Usually used by urologists, this enables the operator to see the inside of the urinary bladder. Once cumbersome, today's cystoscopes can now be ...Read more


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Can cystoscope cause damage in male?

Can cystoscope cause damage in male?

Yes, but not likely: Urologists whose do cystoscopy often do not have lots of side effects or "damage" from doing cystoscopy or looking up the penis and into the bladder. Complications include: urine infection (<1%), scar tissue or stricture (<15) or blood in urine (common in almost everyone after procedure, self limited). ...Read more

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How many minutes does a cystoscope test take?

How many minutes does a cystoscope test take?

Depends: The length of time is rally not important. The time it takes depends on the reason for the cystoscopy, the anatomy of the patient, the skill of the surgeon, the health of the patient and what the surgeon is attempting to do. A quick look inside the genital/urinary tract could be from a very few minutes to 1/2 to 1 hour or more. If more is done than a cystoscope, then more time is needed. ...Read more

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Can the effects of a cystoscope last s for awhile?

Can the effects of a cystoscope last s for awhile?

About a day: The symptoms from a cystoscope should not last more than a day. If you are having pain with urination and the frequent urge to urinate past that time frame, call your urologist. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cystoscope?

What is the definition or description of: cystoscope?

Look into bladder: Usually used by urologists, this enables the operator to see the inside of the urinary bladder. Once cumbersome, today's cystoscopes can now be used conveniently on outpatients. ...Read more

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I had a cystoscope days ago and i'm still feeling pain. Is this normal?

I had a cystoscope days ago and i'm still feeling pain. Is this normal?

Cystoscope +pain: It is not uncommon to have discomfort or pain for the first day following the cystoscopy but it is not common to have the pain for three days. I recommend that you see your physician. One of the common complications is for the urethra (the tube going into the bladder) to become irritated or scratched during the exam. Infection is another possibility. You should have a urinalysis to evaluate. ...Read more

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What do doctors look for in a cystoscope?

What do doctors look for in a cystoscope?

Look at the Bladder: Cystoscopy is a technique in which an instrument is placed into your urethra and is threaded thru your penis to look at the internal appearance of your urethra and bladder. ...Read more

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Why is a biopsy done with cystoscope sometimes and not others?

Why is a biopsy done with cystoscope sometimes and not others?

Depends on fingings: If the doctor sees nothing abnormal, he would be unlikely to do a biopsy. If he sees a suspicious area that might be cancer for instance, then he would be likely to do a biopsy. ...Read more

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I had a cystoscope that came back fine, does it mean my prostate is fine?

Yes or not...: Direct look into your urethra through prostate into the bladder just shows if there is any suspicion of residual effect of lining from inflammation, stone, foreign body, or tumor, stricture/blockage, etc. Clinically, the concern on the prostate is usually clarified by combing a detailed history, physical exam, ua, etc. Most of the time, it's not that difficult. So, go to ask, talk, and work with. ...Read more

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Does a cystoscope show problems with your kidneys?

Does a cystoscope show problems with your kidneys?

Depends: Cystoscopy done in the office will only look at the bladder and cannot evaluate the kidneys unless the urologist sees blood draining into the bladder from one of the ureters. If the procedure includes a retrograde pyelogram the dye will be injected into the ureters and xrays taken to evaluate the kidneys' collecting systems so some stones and some tumors may be seen in the kidneys. ...Read more

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Can a cystoscope detect urethritis or prostatitis?

Can a cystoscope detect urethritis or prostatitis?

Probably not..., but: If done at right time, cystoscopy may evidence mucosal inflmmation to suggest urethritis or prostatitis. But, most of times, both can be diagnosed with good history, physical finding, urinalysis, and others as needed. And cystoscopy is only needed for protracted cases to rule out stricture. To detail both, go to see urologist timely. Best wishes... ...Read more

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Can a cystoscope show if I have an enlarged prostate?

Can a cystoscope show if I have an enlarged prostate?

Too young for it: Prostate enlargement is a problem of later years, starting at 50 years of age and causing symptoms in your 60s. You do not need a cystoscopy to check its size, it is beat done with a physicians finger in the rectum. ...Read more

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Do i need a cystoscope if i had a renal doppler done recently?

Need more info: Re-ask the question with more information and someone may be able to help you. What is your diagnosis, what are your symptoms, etc.? Of course, the dr. Following your case who ordered the doppler would know your situation best and be able to hopefully order the next test that you may need. God luck. ...Read more

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Do i need local anesthetic for a cystoscope ?

Do i need local anesthetic for a cystoscope ?

Topical anesthetic: You should request a "topical" anesthetic such as xylocaine (lidocaine) gel ("urojet"). ...Read more

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Apparently my urethra bled profusely when a cystoscope was inserted, what would be the reason for this and is that normal?

Apparently my urethra bled profusely when a cystoscope was inserted, what would be the reason for this and is that normal?

May be...: It could result from urethral dilation for easier cystoscopy or occasionally and simply just an inevitable injury to a submucosal vessel of urethra. Nonetheless, such event does occur usually self-limiting with no clinical significant. For detail, ask doc timely as needed. Best luck... ...Read more

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I have a problem of re current urine infection from last 5 year . I done all my test and cystoscope done. Couldn't find reason why?

I have a problem of re current urine infection from last 5 year . I done all my test and cystoscope done. Couldn't find reason why?

Recurring cystitis: Assuming that you've had a complete urologic work-up and it was normal, it is likely that your bladder lining is simply prone to bacterial infection. More of a problem when a women becomes sexually active ( that is when bacteria get from vagina to urethra and bladder). Urinate after intercourse and try drinking a daily glass of cranberry juice. You may need low dose antibiotics for prevention. ...Read more