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Will a cytoscopy find a possible bladder abnormality for microscopic blood In Urine that would've been missed by an abdomen CT w/cont and transvag ultrasound? No kidney stones and ct and ultrasound negative. Is cytoscopy necessary?

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Dr. James Lin
Urology

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Known to us, there has been no test or exam giving a 100% specificity and sensitivity of accuracy.
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In brief: Here are some...

Known to us, there has been no test or exam giving a 100% specificity and sensitivity of accuracy.
To further realistically understand hematuria, peruse article on Hematuria in http://www.formefirst.com/hematuria.html, and to further realize Basics of Life Reality and Self-care in http://www.formefirst.com/Basics-SelfImprovement.html. More? Contact www.Healthtap.com/dr-Lin with rqpwjc to login.
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Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: No

cystoscopy is an important part of work up when you have persistent microscopic hematuria.
The main things to rule out are urinary bladder diverticulum or any cysts or mass on the bladder. Having said so-- it is not indicated for all patients with microscopic hematuria because blood can be coming from kidneys ( deformed RBCs) very common presentation in IgA nephropathy. Seek a nephrology consult.

In brief: No

cystoscopy is an important part of work up when you have persistent microscopic hematuria.
The main things to rule out are urinary bladder diverticulum or any cysts or mass on the bladder. Having said so-- it is not indicated for all patients with microscopic hematuria because blood can be coming from kidneys ( deformed RBCs) very common presentation in IgA nephropathy. Seek a nephrology consult.
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