Is A Cystoscopy Embarrassing?

What can go wrong with a cystoscopy?

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the most common complications of a cystoscopy.

These are infections of the bladder, kidneys, or small tubes connected to them.

Symptoms of a UTI can include: a burning sensation when peeing that lasts longer than 2 days..

Do you have a catheter after a cystoscopy?

You may still have the urinary catheter in your bladder. It may be removed before you’re discharged or a few days after your procedure. If your catheter is removed before you go home, you must urinate before you’re discharged.

Are blood clots normal after cystoscopy?

It is not unusual to pass small blood clots and have some bloody urine for a couple of weeks after your cystoscopy. Again, call your physician if the bleeding does not subside. These symptoms are common, especially if medication is inserted into your bladder or a ureteral stent is placed.

How will I feel after a cystoscopy?

You may have numbness from the local anesthesia (medication that keeps you from feeling pain) that was used during your procedure. This should go away within 1 to 3 hours. You may feel burning when you urinate for the next 2 to 3 days. You may see a small amount of blood in your urine for the next 2 to 3 days.

How uncomfortable is a cystoscopy?

Does it hurt? People often worry that a cystoscopy will be painful, but it does not usually hurt. Tell your doctor or nurse if you feel any pain during it. It can be a bit uncomfortable and you may feel like you need to pee during the procedure, but this will only last a few minutes.

Do they sedate you for a cystoscopy?

Cystoscopy may be done in a testing room, using a local anesthetic jelly to numb your urethra. Or it may be done as an outpatient procedure, with sedation. Another option is to have cystoscopy in the hospital during general anesthesia. The type of cystoscopy you’ll have depends on the reason for your procedure.

Does a cystoscopy check kidneys?

By looking through the cystoscope, the urologist can see detailed images of the lining of the urethra and bladder. The urethra and bladder are part of the urinary tract. Ureteroscopy. Ureteroscopy uses a ureteroscope to look inside the ureters and kidneys.

Can cystoscopy cause incontinence?

Managing Side Effects. If you experience significant bleeding, incontinence, urinary retention, or if you see blood clots in your urine, call your doctor promptly.

How long does it take to heal from cystoscopy?

You may feel the need to urinate more often, and your urine may be pink. These symptoms should get better in 1 or 2 days. You will probably be able to go back to work or most of your usual activities in 1 or 2 days. This care sheet gives you a general idea about how long it will take for you to recover.

Is a cystoscopy considered a surgical procedure?

Cystoscopy is a surgical procedure. This is done to see the inside of the bladder and urethra using a thin, lighted tube.

How long does a flexible cystoscopy take?

It takes about five minutes to work. The flexible cystoscope is then inserted gently into the urethra up into the bladder. Only the soft tip actually goes into your bladder.

Why would a urologist do a cystoscopy?

A cystoscopy (sis-TOS-kuh-pee) is a procedure that lets a urologist view the inside of the bladder and urethra in detail. It is often used to find causes of blood in the urine, incontinence, frequent urinary tract infections, a narrowing in the urethra or any abnormality of the bladder and its lining.

Is there an alternative to a cystoscopy?

There are no real alternatives to cystoscopy. Imaging studies such as ultrasound or CT can miss small lesions such as tumours. For this reason, a cystoscopy is recommended for anyone who has bladder symptoms such as bleeding.

Can I refuse to have a cystoscopy?

Therefore, physicians are sometimes reluctant to refer patients for cystoscopy, while patients may refuse to undergo this necessary urological evaluation.

How often should a cystoscopy be done?

You may have a cystoscopy every 3 months for the first 2 years, and then every 6 months for the next 2 years. After that you might have one cystoscopy every year.