Cystoscopy is a procedure that allows your doctor to look at the inside of the bladder and urethra using a thin, lighted instrument called a cystoscope. The cystoscope is inserted into your urethra and slowly advanced into the bladder.
Why It Is Done
Cystoscopy may be done to:
- Find the cause of symptoms such as blood in the urine (hematuria), painful urination (dysuria), urinary incontinence, urinary frequency or hesitancy, an inability to pass urine (retention), or a sudden and overwhelming need to urinate (urgency).
- Find the cause of problems of the urinary tract, such as frequent, repeated urinary tract infections or urinary tract infections that do not respond to treatment.
- Look for problems in the urinary tract, such as blockage in the urethra caused by an enlarged prostate, kidney stones , or tumors.
- Evaluate problems that cannot be seen on X-ray or ultrasounds
- Remove tissue samples for biopsy.
Dr. Davis will decide during your appointment whether or not Cystoscopy would benefit you. Call us today to schedule your appointment at 530-332-9703!