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What is Cystoscopy ?

Cystoscopy is a diagnostic test to visualize or inspect the urinary pipe and the bladder from the inside.

What happens during Cystoscopy ?

During Cystoscopy a very fine scope is inserted into the passage of your urine after anesthetizing the urinary pipe called the Urethra with jelly. Normally a 2% lignocaine jelly is used for this and it is kept within the pipe for 2 to 5 minutes before the procedure is started.
Once anesthesia is completed the cystoscopy is inserted into the urinary pipe and the video is displayed directly on a medical grade monitor where you as well as the doctor can see the urinary pipe and the bladder.

What is the duration of this procedure ?

It usually takes about 2 minutes for an experienced urologist like Dr. Raman Tanwar to visualize the lower urinary passage and bladder completely.

Is cystoscopy painful ?

Cystopanendoscopy is done almost routinely under local anesthesia. All patients tolerate this procedure well. The usual feedback by the patients is that of mild discomfort and not pain. The reason for discomfort is the feeling of urgency or passing urine.

What happens after the cystoscopy is done ?

After the procedure has been completed, you will be made to sit back on the table and shifted to the daycare ward on a wheelchair. You will be required to pass urine for a couple of times before your meeting with Dr. Raman Tanwar in his office to explain the findings and subsequent treatment.
After the cystoscopy it is normal to have little blood coming in urine for a couple of times. This may persist for even a day. There will also be some burning sensation while passing urine which is very much tolerable.
Once in the office you will be explained about the findings of the cystoscopy, possible causes of the findings and the subsequent tests or treatment that will be required to correct the findings. In many cases a further surgical procedure may be required correct the disease.

How to prepare yourself for Cystoscopy ?

On the day of your cystoscopy please take care of the following to prepare yourself better:
Bring someone along with you to sign up as a witness and take care of small needs like medicines and water in the post procedure period
Trim or shave your pubic hair preferably 2 to 3 days prior to the procedure
Have light breakfast and plenty of fluids in the morning of your procedure
Take a proper bath in the morning and clean the genitals with soap and water thoroughly
Bring a pendrive or storage device so that video of the entire procedure can be provided to you at a minimal extra charge.
– Carry your important documents such as:
– ID Card
– Insurance / Mediclaim Card
– Previous consultation records
– Previous investigations

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