Can Cystoscopy Cause Bleeding In Urethra?

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Definition

Cystoscopy is a procedure to see the inside of the bladder and urethra.


Alternative Names

Cystourethroscopy; Endoscopy of the bladder


How the test is performed

Cystoscopy is performed with a cystoscope -- a specialized tube with a small camera on the end (endoscope). There are two types of cystoscopes:

  • Standard, rigid cystoscope
  • Flexible cystoscope

The way the cystoscope is inserted varies, but the test is the same. Which cystoscope your doctor uses depends...

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