What does it consist of?
Cystoscopy is a virtually painless diagnostic test performed with a cystoscope. This is a special probe with a small camera on the end (endoscope), which is inserted through the urethra and moves slowly into the bladder showing on a screen the findings of the camera as it passes through the urethra, prostate and bladder.
CASES IN WHICH IT IS RECOMMENDED
Who is it for?
Cystoscopy is used to diagnose, monitor, and treat conditions that affect the bladder and urethra. Your doctor might recommend a cystoscopy to:
- Diagnosis and follow-up of bladder tumors
- Diagnosis of painful bladder, chronic pelvic syndrome, or urethral pain
- Diagnosis of cystopathies (bladder diseases)
- Study of the urethra (such as stricture or obstruction of the urethra)
- Study of prostate adenoma
- Study of repeated urinary tract infections
- Study of hematuria