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What tests do doctors use to diagnose cystitis?

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To diagnose cystitis, your doctor may use:

  • Cystoscopy, which puts a thin tube with a camera into your urethra to look for problems or get a tissue sample.
  • Imaging. An ultrasound, CT scan, and MRI can show issues.
  • Intravenous urogram (IVU). It’s an X-ray that takes images of the kidneys, ureters, and bladder.
  • Voiding cystourethrography, which puts dye into your bladder to see if any urine flows backward.
  • Retrograde urethrography, which uses contrast dye to find problems in the urethra.

From: What Is Cystitis? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Health Service: “Cystitis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Cystitis,” “Urinary Tract Infection (UTI).”

Victoria State Government: “Cystitis.”

KidsHealth: “Urinary Tract Infections.”

Merck Manual: “Bladder Infection (Cystitis),” “Interstitial Cystitis.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 10, 2019

SOURCES:

National Health Service: “Cystitis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Cystitis,” “Urinary Tract Infection (UTI).”

Victoria State Government: “Cystitis.”

KidsHealth: “Urinary Tract Infections.”

Merck Manual: “Bladder Infection (Cystitis),” “Interstitial Cystitis.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 10, 2019

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