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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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: But a rigid cystoscope is just as effective for women. ...Read more
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