We offer a painless cystoscopy procedure to take bladder biopsies that helps in diagnosing bladder problems. It also helps remove small polyps and stones through dedicated instruments.
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Understanding the Flexible cystoscopy
Flexible cystoscopy is a safe and effective procedure to visualize the inside of your bladder. The good thing is, it’s a painless procedure and is not followed by any cuts or scars.
Our urologists pass a telescope, fitted with a light and digital camera, through the urethra into the bladder to visualize its internals. The image from the camera is displayed on a screen. The experts then use it for diagnostic purposes. They may also take small biopsies for further investigations. Moreover, flexible cystoscope can also be used to remove small polyps and stones.
The patients are given a local anaesthetic which means they are fully awake but do not feel any pain. The entire procedure lasts only a few minutes and the patients can walk home right after the procedure.
When you should Have a Flexible Cystoscopy
A urologist might want to look inside your bladder if you have:
Regular urinary tract infections
Blood in urine
Pain and discomfort urinating
A highly irritable bladder
If you have these problems, you’ll find an in-depth consultation at our clinic. Our doctors will address all your concerns and arrange a procedure if necessary.
HOW The FLEXIBLE CYSTOSCOPY procedure IS PERFORMED
Prior to the flexible cystoscopy procedure, you may be asked for the following:
Our doctors might give you certain antibiotics before and after the cystoscopy to rule out any possibility of infection.
Our doctors can also ask you for a urine sample before cystoscopy. So, it’s important to not empty your bladder until then.
Afterwards, the procedure is done in an outpatient setting, and it usually takes only a few minutes:
You will be given local anaesthetic
Our urologists will fill your urethra with an anaesthetic gel to make the procedure painless and comfortable. You will be awake during the procedure but will not experience any pain.
Your bladder will be examined through cystoscope
A flexible tube (cystoscope) will then be inserted through your urethra all the way up to your bladder. The tube is attached to a digital camera that records high-quality images that are displayed on the screen. The doctors will use these images to assess the bladder’s condition and make a diagnosis.
Our doctors will fill your bladder with sterile fluid
Our doctors will also pass fluid into the bladder to obtain better views of the inside structures. You may feel the urge to urinate and will be allowed to do so after the procedure.
Your samples will be collected
Our doctors can also take bladder biopsies to carry out further investigations in lab. Also, if during the procedure your bladder or urinary tract is found to have small polyps or stones, they will be removed there and then through the use of dedicated instruments.
COMPLICATIONS OF FLEXIBLE CYSTOSCOPY
Just as the procedure itself is safe and effective, the risk of complications during and after a flexible cystoscopy is very low. Some complications that can be associated with it are:
Infection can develop due to the introduction of a germ into your body during the procedure. However, such urinary infections account for less than 10% of the cases and can be completely avoided using antibiotic prophylaxis.
Cystoscopy might cause slight bleeding in your urine. The bleeding however is not serious and is rarely seen after the procedure.
Although the procedure is short and painless, it can lead to pain in the abdomen and induce a burning sensation during urination. Again, the risk for such pain and burning sensation after a cystoscopy is minimal.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF A MORE SERIOUS COMPLICATION
However, there might also be signs and symptoms of a more serious complication – you should seek our expert support if you experience the following after your cystoscopy procedure:
Failure to urinate after cystoscopy
Heavy bleeding in urine
Burning sensation while urinating that lasts for more than two days
A high fever (more than 101.4 F)
Abdominal pain and nausea
If you experience any of these symptoms, please reach out to us instantly. We’ll make sure to guide you properly according to the severity of the problem and will prescribe medications, respectively.
All you need to know about flexible cystoscopy
You may have other questions about the procedure that may not have been answered yet. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding flexible cystoscopy.
Flexible cystoscopy is a short minimal-invasive procedure to detect bladder and bladder associated problems. It involves passing a flexible tube (cystoscope) through the urethra into the bladder to visualize its internals. The tube is attached with a camera, the images from which are displayed on a screen. These visuals are used by experts to establish a diagnosis.
A flexible cystoscopy is indicated when you experience problems with your urination process. These may include pain and discomfort while urinating, blood in urine, frequent urinary tract infections and a highly irritable bladder. The underlying cause for these issues can be determined after an in-depth examination of the tract and bladder through cystoscopy.
It is a short procedure that is carried out in the outpatient department. It usually takes only a few minutes (as little as 5 to 10 minutes). A sterile fluid is run through the tube to stretch the bladder to obtain a better view of its lining.
It is a safe procedure that allows direct inspection of the bladder and its lining epithelium. It is done to diagnose and treat a wide range of bladder problems. Not only that, but it also helps to remove small polyps and stones through the use of dedicated instruments.
Flexible cystoscopy is a short procedure. First, an anaesthetic jelly is passed into the urethra to make the procedure painless and comfortable. A cystoscope is then inserted through the urethra all the way up to the bladder to examine it. The urologists also pass sterile fluid through the cystoscope into the bladder to stretch it and obtain a better view. The urologists may also take bladder biopsies for any further investigations.
This procedure is a short and safe procedure that is completely painless. It involves administering a local anaesthetic through the urethra which means you are fully awake during the procedure but do not experience any pain. The procedure ensures a fast recovery. Hence, you can resume your activities the very next day of the procedure.
It is a safe procedure and the chances of any complications are very low. However, you may get an infection after the procedure. These infections can usually be avoided by antibiotic prophylaxis. Other complications associated with the procedure include bleeding, pain in the abdomen and burning sensation on urination.
If you experience difficulty to urinate, heavy bleeding in urine, a high fever and a burning sensation that lasts for more than two days, you should contact our experts right away.
Flexible cystoscopy is a short procedure with instant recovery. The entire procedure takes only a few minutes. You are provided with a pad to prevent your clothing from staining and are allowed to walk home as soon as you urinate after cystoscopy. You can even resume your work the next day.
What Are Your Treatment Options Apart from flexible cystoscopy
Ultrasound scans and urodynamic tests can also be used to detect various problems related to bladder. However, these procedures can only help diagnose certain bladder conditions.
A flexible cystoscopy on the other hand is a minimal-invasive procedure that allows a doctor to directly view the inside of the bladder and detect any issues. It is shorter than a rigid cystoscopy that uses spinal or general anaesthesia and has a longer recovery time.
The experts at our clinic can provide their expert opinions, analyses and carry out required investigations and procedures to help solve all your concerns related with bladder and urination.
Why should you have your FLEXIBLE CYSTOSCOPY at our clinic
Our urology consultants perform cystoscopy in an advanced endoscopy suite furnished with the latest technology. This makes the procedure short (as little as five minutes), safe and highly effective. Women can have the procedure in an outpatient setting using a local anaesthetic.
Added benefits of our service include a team of multidisciplinary experts to support you throughout your consultation, examination and recovery period after the procedure is done.
Our team will update you on the result right after analysing your findings with a complete personalised course on aftercare. You may also be requested for a follow-up based on your findings and results of biopsies.
You can always access our team for any queries and concerns.
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