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What is a “Cystoscopy” ?

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 camera.gif, 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!

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