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Cystoscopy

What is a cystoscopy?

Cystoscopy involves inspection of the bladder and urethra with a telescope passed through the urethra. Occasionally, we may take a small biopsy of an abnormal area and cauterise the biopsy site.

What are the alternatives?

  • Flexible cystoscopy – a similar procedure, but performed under local or general anaesthetic with a flexible instrument
  • Observation – no treatment, but monitoring of any change in your symptoms over a period of time

What does a cystocopy involve?

A telescope is inserted into your bladder through the urethra to inspect the interior of your bladder. We may take small biopsies from any abnormal areas and cauterise the biopsy sites to stop any bleeding.