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What happens during a cystoscopy?

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If your doctor uses a flexible cystoscope, this position is not required. Your doctor will help you find a comfortable position.

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.

From: Cystoscopy or Bladder Scope Test WebMD Medical Reference

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National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse.

 American Urological Association.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 4, 2019

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National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse.

 American Urological Association.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 4, 2019

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