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Can cystoscopy cause urinary incontinence in women?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

Cystoscopy is simply a technique to view the inside of the bladder with a video camera.
It would not cause incontinence but may be part of the evaluation of incontinence in some patients.

In brief: No

Cystoscopy is simply a technique to view the inside of the bladder with a video camera.
It would not cause incontinence but may be part of the evaluation of incontinence in some patients.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology

In brief: No

Not usually. Every procedure has risks.
Rarely you can get a temporary incontinence or urinary retention from cystoscopy. Even more rarely could damage be caused to the urethra that would cause a permanent incontinence

In brief: No

Not usually. Every procedure has risks.
Rarely you can get a temporary incontinence or urinary retention from cystoscopy. Even more rarely could damage be caused to the urethra that would cause a permanent incontinence
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
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Dr. Amit Patel
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology

In brief: Generally no

Cystoscopy can be used in the evaluation of urinary incontinence, but is not generally known to cause incontinence itself.

In brief: Generally no

Cystoscopy can be used in the evaluation of urinary incontinence, but is not generally known to cause incontinence itself.
Dr. Amit Patel
Dr. Amit Patel
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Dr. Arash Rahi
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology

In brief: Usually no

It should not.
It is extremely unlikely to cause damage with the cystoscope to the bladder in the hands of a trained and experienced urogynecologist or a urologist.

In brief: Usually no

It should not.
It is extremely unlikely to cause damage with the cystoscope to the bladder in the hands of a trained and experienced urogynecologist or a urologist.
Dr. Arash Rahi
Dr. Arash Rahi
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