Cystoscopy is a technique involves the use of a fine tube with a camera and light on one end. To put things in a simple way, the core aim of cystoscopy is to visualize the interior of your bladder efficiently.
Magnified images thus taken are then shown to your urologist doctor to confirm or make a diagnosis.
When is a cystoscopy procedure recommended?
Your urologist will prescribe a cystoscopy procedure when you complain of painful urination, urinary leakage or other urinary health issues. Some other causes to suggest a cystoscopy:
- To investigate an overactive bladder
- Pelvic pain
- Benign prostate hyperplasia
- Problems with the ureters
Your urologist may also take a biopsy or a sample of the urine for further investigations during a cystoscopy. This sampling will help in making further diagnosis. In some instances, your urologist may inject a dye to assess the kidney’s as well.