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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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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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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