It is an examination that makes it possible to look directly at the bladder. This examination enables taking samples for histopathologic examination, flushing the urinary bladder, finding an area of bleeding, or even (with a special catheter) probing ureters. The examination can be performed under short-term general anesthesia.
Who should have cystoscopy?
- Patients with haematuria and microscopic haematuria
- Patients with recurrent urinary tract infections
- Patients with urinary stones
- People with long-term pain in the lower abdomen that did not pass after treatment.
- People with urinary incontinence problems.
Contraindications to the examination:
- After a heart attack
- Circulatory disorders
- Urethral stricture