Cystoscopy IndicationsPatients will be recommended to undergo a cystoscopic procedure if there are complaints that are suspected to be due to urinary tract disorders, such as:
- Pain when urinating.
- Too often want to urinate.
- Pelvic area pain.
- Frequent urinary tract infections.
- Bladder stones.
- Urinary obstruction.
- Enlarged prostate gland.
- Bladder cancer.
- Non-cancerous tissue growth.
- Narrowing of the urethra or urethral stricture.
- Overcoming stones, tumors, or sores in the bladder.
- Lifting foreign matter in the bladder.
- Injections of botulinum toxin for overactive bladder.
- Reverse urine flow (vesicoureteral reflux) in children.
Cystoscopy warningBefore doing cystoscopy, discuss with your doctor if you have severe disorders in blood clotting, or have a urinary tract infection with fever.
Risk of cystoscopyCystoscopy is a fairly safe medical procedure. Blood in the urine, feeling like urinating, or burning sensation during urination are normal after cystoscopy, and will disappear on their own. However, other heavier risks can also occur after undergoing cystoscopy, such as:
- Infection due to bacterial entry into the urinary tract. Symptoms of infection that generally appear are fever, chills, nausea, low back pain, and urine that smells weird.
- Urethral swelling that causes difficulty urinating. If this condition lasts more than 8 hours after the cystoscopy procedure, the patient should immediately contact a doctor.