A cystoscopy is a diagnostic procedure that is used to look inside the bladder to diagnose and treat bladder problems. If you have been suffering with frequent urinary tract infections, problems passing urine or long-lasting pain within your pelvis, your Consultant may recommend a cystoscopy to investigate your symptoms.
Safe and effective cystoscopy procedures in state-of-the-art facilities
At KIMS Hospital, we pride ourselves upon our exceptional levels of patient care and state-of-the-art facilities to provide you with the best, most comfortable experience. We know sensitive procedures can be daunting, which is why our team of specialists will be with you every step of the way.
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What is a cystoscopy and what does it involve?
A cystoscopy is a procedure that uses a small, thin camera (cystoscope) to look inside your bladder, allowing your Consultant to see inside and treat some issues simultaneously. The cystoscope is gently inserted into the urethra and then passed into your bladder.
If your Consultant identifies issues that can be treated, they may also use small surgical instruments to inject medication, insert tubes (stents) to treat blockages or remove bladder stones. They may also take small tissue samples to be analysed further.
Is a cystoscopy painful?
A cystoscopy will usually be performed using local anaesthetic to numb the area being examined, although there are several options for anaesthetics. Your Consultant will discuss this with you prior to the procedure, so that you know what to expect before you come in.
Will I need to stay in hospital?
A cystoscopy is carried out in outpatients, which means that you will be able to go home shortly after the procedure. Your Consultant will discuss this with you before your procedure.
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