What is Cystoscopy?

Cystoscopy is a medical procedure that utilizes a thin, flexible device called a cystoscope to examine the inside of the bladder. The cystoscope has a tiny camera that allows Dr. Bahlani to look closely at the bladder's inner condition so she can identify abnormal cells or inflamed tissue.

What conditions can a cystoscopy be used to diagnose?

The purpose of this procedure is twofold: it can help diagnose and treat conditions associated with the bladder, such as infections and tumors.

A physician may take tissue samples (biopsies) or remove any suspicious growths during the procedure. It can also stretch the bladder wall if thickened or insert stents into narrow passages around the bladder and other pelvic organs. A cystoscopy can be used to diagnose conditions such as:

  • Frequent bladder infections
  • Tumors
  • Incontinence
  • Stones in the urethra or bladder
  • Blockages or narrowing of the urethra or bladder
  • Overactive bladder
  • Unusual cells from a urine sample
  • Blood in the urine (hematuria)
  • Pain in the bladder or urethra during urination 
  • Structural abnormalities of the bladder
  • Hunner’s lesions (bladder inflammation with Interstitial Cystitis)
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What to expect during your cystoscopy?

During the procedure, a thin tube with a camera and light on the end will be inserted through your urethra. You may experience discomfort during the procedure, but it should not last long. Dr. Bahlani will thoroughly explain what to expect before and after the procedure.

What are the benefits of a cystoscopy?

A cystoscopy is an invaluable diagnostic tool for diagnosing bladder problems. Overall, it diagnoses bladder issues quickly and accurately with minimal disruption or inconvenience to the patient.

High-quality imaging

It can provide highly detailed images of the inside of the bladder, helping doctors identify issues causing discomfort and discomfort.

Quick and painless

When performed in an operating room (OR) or an office, it is a swift and painless procedure with no recovery time required.

Can be combined with bladder instillation

Cystoscopy can be combined with bladder instillation – a procedure where medication is delivered directly into the bladder to help treat infections or inflammation – for patients who require additional treatment.

Immediate results

The results from a cystoscopy are generally available immediately, meaning patients can receive rapid diagnosis and treatment for their condition if necessary.

Low risk

There is virtually no risk of complications associated with cystoscopies, providing further reassurance for those undergoing the procedure.

Am I a good candidate for a cystoscopy?

The best candidates for cystoscopy are those with specific symptoms, such as:

  • Frequent urinary tract infections
  • Hematuria (blood in urine)
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Painful urination
  • Pelvic pain that does not improve with other treatments 

Why choose Pelvic Pain Doc for cystoscopy?

When seeking treatment for pelvic pain or other issues related to the bladder, it is essential to seek out a specialist with extensive experience in this area.

Dr. Bahlani is an excellent choice for those looking to undergo a cystoscopy. She is fellowship-trained in sexual and pelvic health and has dedicated her practice to helping patients resolve these conditions.  Her clinical acumen ensures accurate diagnosis of all possible causes of pelvic pain, while her surgical skills achieve the potential results from her procedures.

This makes Dr. Bahlani the ideal doctor for anyone considering a cystoscopy. As a bonus, Dr. Bahlani is highly experienced and comfortable performing these procedures. By selecting Dr. Bahlani as your specialist, you can be sure you will get the best care available and achieve the most successful outcome when undergoing a cystoscopy procedure. While the practice is not an insurance-based office, it is one of the most comprehensive centers for treating pelvic pain. Contact us today to learn more about cystoscopy and how it can relieve your symptoms.

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