Cystoscopy can aid in the diagnosis of urinary tract problems. This could include early cancer symptoms, infection, narrowing, blockage, or bleeding. Cystoscopy is a procedure that allows the healthcare provider to see the urinary tract, specifically the bladder, urethra, and ureter openings. Cystoscopy is a procedure that examines the lining of bladder as well as the tube that transports urine from the body (urethra). A hollow tube with a lens (cystoscope) is inserted into your urethra and slowly advanced into your bladder.
When is cystoscopy required?
Some urinary tract medical problems that may be discovered during cystoscopy include:
- Cancer or tumor of the bladder
- Polyps or overgrowths of normal tissue
- Bladder stones
- Scarring and damage caused by frequent urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Abnormalities of the urinary tract that may be present at birth and may lead to a backflow of urine or kidney problems
- Injury of the urinary tract
Cystoscopy may also be used after gynecologic surgery near the bladder to ensure proper suture and support device placement.
The type of cystoscopy you receive is determined by the reason for your procedure.
- Investigate causes of signs and symptoms like blood in the urine, incontinence, overactive bladder and painful urination.
- Diagnose bladder diseases and conditions.
- Treat bladder diseases and conditions.
- Diagnose an enlarged prostate.
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