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MercyAscot Haematuria and Renal Colic Clinic

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Flexible Cystoscopy

This test is an examination of the bladder with a small flexible camera lasting a few minutes. It is only mildly uncomfortable and is generally well tolerated by most people. 

During the flexible cystoscopy the Urologist will insert the small camera into your bladder via the urethra (the water pipe leading to the bladder). A local anaesthetic jelly will be used to numb and lubricate the urethra to make passage of the scope into the bladder as comfortable as possible. Attached to the scope is a telescopic lens, a light source and some sterile water to fill your bladder so the lining can be inspected. Once the examination is completed the scope will be removed and you will be able to walk to the toilet and pass the fluid that has been used to fill your bladder, just as if you were passing urine.

This page was last updated at 2:42PM on June 20, 2019.