<style>.lazy{display:none}</style>Cystoscopy what is it and how is it treated? Urology Dr. Vidal

Cystoscopy

Cystoscopy is a procedure that allows the doctor to examine and detect any condition, damage or disease that can be in the bladder or urethra.

This procedure is performed by inserting a tube, through the urethra, a cystoscope that has lens, which moves slowly towards the bladder.

And it is thanks to this technology that the entire urinary system can be checked. 

The procedure can be applied to both men and women, since there is no greatest difference between cystoscopes for each gender.

This procedure can be performed in an operating room with the application of local anesthetic gel to numb the urethra.

Or it can be done as an outpatient procedure, with sedation in the same office.

It can be diagnostic procedure only, however, sometimes problems such as strictures can be solved during the same procedure, destructions of bladder stones, resection of bladder tumor , control of bladder or prostate bleeding, placement of catheters for the kidney or ureteral stones.

Cystoscopy is a test that the urologist may order to diagnose, monitor and treat any of the following conditions:

-Patients with microhematuria, that is, presence of blood in the urine that is not visible to the naked eye and detected by urine analysis.

-Blood when urinating (macroscopic hematuria).

-To evaluate a possible urethral stricture, an abnormal narrowing of the urethra.

-To evaluate possible urinary fistulas

-Patients with symptoms of irritation in the urinary tract

-Suspicion of the presence of a foreign body in the bladder, such a stone or tumor.

-To remove caterers in patients who have been previously operated.

Complication Symptoms in a Cystoscopy:

Cystoscopy, like any intervention, has its range of complications and among them are the following symptoms:

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