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What happens during a cystoscopy?

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During the procedure, water is inserted through the cystoscope and into your bladder. Your doctor will ask you a series of questions regarding how you feel when your bladder is filled. When the bladder is full of water, it stretches. This allows your doctor to view the entire bladder wall.

If any tissue appears abnormal, a biopsy (tissue sample) can be taken through the cystoscope to be analyzed.

SOURCES: 

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse.

 American Urological Association.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 04, 2019

SOURCES: 

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse.

 American Urological Association.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 04, 2019

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