Will a cystoscope detect a kidney or bladder infection?

Cysto = Bladder. A cystoscope is a procedure where a camera is used to look inside the bladder and its outlet (the urethra). It can also examine the urinary inlets into the bladder (ureteral orifices), but cannot give any information about the kidneys. Kidney infections can usually be diagnosed clinically with physical exam or imaging.
Cystoscopy. A cystoscope looks at the bladder so it cannot diagnose any kidney problem. If you have a hemorrhagic bladder, you may have a bladder infection. A urinary tract infection (UTI) is diagnosed and treated with a urine culture and appropriate antibiotics.

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What's the recommended way to overcome recurring kidney or bladder infections?

Consult a urologist. Problem should be worked up. Need to rule out an anatomic problem. Cranberry juice or tabs. Reduce bacterial adherence to bladder wall. Basic preventatives: urinate after sex, treat or avoid constipation, wear cotton underwear & no thongs, keep well hydrated & avoid delaying urination., separate thighs widely with urination & consult a dr. Read more...

Symptoms of kidney infections are the same as symptoms of bladder infections?

While both can. Cause malodorous urine, kidney infections are more serious: pain in side or back, very high fever, chills, and sepsis. Bladder symptoms are frequency, urgency, burning. The latter, if neglected or treated wrongly, can lead to an upper trcat infection. Read more...

What could clear tissue in urine mean? 74 yr old with one kidney removed due to cancer as well as bladder infections.

Not sure what. Clear tissue may mean, but it is time to get a urne analysis and some blood work, and then decision about imaging or cystoscopy. You did not say if it was the kidney, its pelvis or ureter that was cancer. I would definitely call or visit your urologist. Read more...

My fiance is a quad. As a result of an auto accident. Are there any suggestions on how to help prevent kidney and bladder infections?

UTI prevention. Nitrofutantoin taken 100 mg daily can prevent recurrent uti's. Read more...
Bladder emptying. The same nerves that control the muscles in the legs, also control the bladder and bowel. Your fiance needs a full work-up of his bladder functioning to determine if he is empying his bladder and if the pressures are high and damaging his kidneys. He should void every 2-3 hours, increase fluid intake, and see a urologist who specializes in neurogenic bladders. Read more...
Clean cathing. The literature is rather clear on the fact that nitrofurantoin, methenamine, vitamin c or cranberry pills do not lower the risk of utis anymore than placebo. The risk of chronic Nitrofurantoin use is pulmonary fibrosis which is to be avoided at all cost, especially in a tetraplegic person. Use clean cathing to avoid contamination and cath often to prevent urine stagnation and bacterial growth. Read more...
Intermittent caths. Clean intermittent catheterization 4 - 5 times/day and prophllactic antibacterial like Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) after course of antibiotics if he gets a uti. Cranberry gelcaps or tablets may reduce risk of utis. "probiotic" yoghurt, with live culture may also help. Do not let bladder get overdistended. Maintain satisfactory bowel regime to avoid constipation. Good luck to both of you. Read more...