The medical procedure is necessarily done to identify the exact condition of the bladder. It helps to detect the cause, monitor it, and then provide treatment.
Steps to take before Cystoscopy
Before undergoing Cystoscopy, the patient is required to notify the doctor about any ongoing medical treatment or medicinal consumption, so that there is no potential side-effects or risk attached to it, during or after the procedure is completed. If you are taking blood thinners, or have a weak UTI or immune system, please inform the doctor about that. The doctor will take your urine sample before starting the procedure.
What happens during the procedure?
The surgery is performed under general anaesthesia. A Cystoscope (a tube fitted with a camera) is used to investigate the condition of the bladder. The hollow tube reaches the bladder through the urethra. The tube has a camera, and a light at its end, which helps the doctor to view the bladder completely. The Cystoscope is lubricated with gel before insertion, The whole procedure will be finished in less than 30 minutes.
The patient is discharged the same day. The patient will need to rest for the next 24 hours, and clearly avoid any exertion, which may cause bleeding. The patient is advised to drink a lot of water, which will help reduce the irritation in the bladder. A warm cloth can be placed over the urethra to reduce the pain.