Cystoscopy Discharge Information

What to Expect:
The urine may be pink to red for a few days and there may be a few blood clots. It may clear up followed by some blood or clots a few days after the procedure. All of this is normal. It is normal to have urgency, frequency and “irritation” when you urinate. This is typical and improves day by day.

Light activity for 24 hours. As a rule of thumb, if you “over do it” and see a large amount of blood or have voiding issues, try to be less active.

Cystoscopy typically causes more irritation than pain. This typically decreases with each urination. Try Motrin (Ibuprofen) or Tylenol first. If there is severe urgency and frequency, ask your doctor for a medicine that can lessen this. These medicines work well but can cause a dry mouth and occasionally blurry vision. If this occurs, stop the anticholinergic medication (Ditropan, Oxybutynin, Detrol LA, Vesicare, Sanctura, Toviaz, Enablex) immediately. Often, irritative voiding symptoms (urgency and frequency) can be difficult to differentiate from a urinary tract infection. If the symptoms do not improve and you think it may be a urinary tract infection, please call the office.

As tolerated.

Notify your doctor if you experience any of the following:

  • Temperature greater than 100 degrees
  • You have a large amount of blood/clots in the urine
  • Shaking chills
  • Trouble urinating
  • Symptoms of an allergic reaction to a medication

If you have any questions or concerns, please call for further information/instructions.


Urologic Specialists of Northwest Indiana