Diagnostic cystoscopy is usually carried out with local anaesthesia. General anaesthesia is sometimes used for operative cystoscopic procedures. When a patient has a urinary problem, the doctor may use a cystoscope to see the inside of the bladder and urethra.
A doctor may recommend cystoscopy for any of the following conditions:
* Frequent urinary tract infections
* Blood in the urine (hematuria)
* Loss of bladder control (incontinence) or overactive bladder
* Unusual cells found in urine sample
* Need for a bladder catheter
* Painful urination, chronic pelvic pain, or interstitial cystitis
* Urinary blockage such as prostate enlargement, stricture, or narrowing of the urinary tract
* Stone in the urinary tract
* Unusual growth, polyp, tumor, or cancer
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