During a cystoscopy, a thin tube with a camera and light at the end will be inserted into your bladder for your doctor to see the inside lining of the bladder wall and look for any abnormalities. He can also examine parts of your lower urinary tract. The procedure itself typically takes about 5 minutes.
No specific preparation is needed prior to a cystoscopy being done in our office. Some numbing gel will be placed in the urethra prior to the procedure.
You may resume normal activity after a cystoscopy. You may notice some burning or blood in your urine for a day or two after the procedure. If the burning or blood persist, or if you develop a fever over 101°F, please contact our office right away.