Cystoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure where a scope is placed through the urethra into the bladder. It is used to diagnose diseases of the urethra, prostate and bladder. It is often done under local anesthesia. A soft, flexible scope with an attached camera is used. The cystoscopy procedure generally takes less than 5 minutes. No special preparation is required. You can take all your medications prior, including blood thinners, you may drive yourself to and from the appointment and there is no activity restriction afterwards. It is normal to have burning with urination the first several times and you may also see blood in the urine.

Please call the office if you develop a fever >101 after the procedure, if you cannot urinate, or if you have pain with urinating for more than 48 hours.

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