What is Cystoscopy?

Category: Procedures

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Endoscopy of the urinary bladder via the urethra is called cystoscopy. Diagnostic cystoscopy is usually carried out with local anaesthesia. General anaesthesia is sometimes used for operative cystoscopic procedures.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Interstitial cystitis 4 1
Bladder cancer 3 3
Blood in urine (hematuria) 3 0
Diagnostic assessment 3 0
Kidney stone 2 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 1
Moderate 2
Mild 0
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cystoscopy

Side effect Patients Percentage
Pain 2
Pain in mid-back 1
Radiating pain in spine 1
Sore throat 1
Urinary burning pain 1
Urinary tract infection 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 6
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 4
< $25 2
Not specified 2
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