What's a Cystoscopy?
May 4, 2017
Got blood in your urine? Pain when you pee? These symptoms and others such as repeated urinary infections or problems passing urine may be reason for your doctor to refer you to a urologist and for a subsequent cystoscopy.
Roughly 11,000 Calgarians per year will undergo a cystoscopy. Broken down, the word “cystoscopy” means bladder (cysto) examination (scopy). In practice, a cystoscopy is a procedure where a urologist looks into the bladder and urethra with a small telescope to diagnose urological conditions or to treat scar tissue in the urethra, bladder tumours, inflammation, or enlarged prostate. A typical cystoscopy procedure takes only one minute to complete.