Male Cystoscopy

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Male Cystoscopy

A visual examination of the bladder.

What is a Male Cystoscopy procedure?

A Male Cystoscopy procedure is a simple procedure during which your doctor will insert a well-lubricated, instrument called a male cystoscope through your urethra and into your bladder for a visual examination of the bladder.

It also allows your doctor to remove small pieces of tissue for later examination and even to crush small bladder stones, should any be present.

The lower urinary tract allows your body to store and release urine. It’s made up of two parts, the bladder and the urethra.

Your bladder is a hollow organ that expands as it fills with urine. Because it is made of muscular tissue, it can also contract and force urine to pass out of the body, through the urethra. Your urethra carries urine from the bladder all the way through the opening in the penis.

Your doctor feels that it is necessary to examine the interior of the urethra and bladder, to try to determine the cause of a problem that you may be having.

Symptoms that may call for a routine Male Cystoscopy include:

  • persistent infection of the urinary tract,
  • bladder stones,
  • bleeding while urinating
  • irritation due to polyps and/ or
  • changes to the bladder caused by cancer.

Male Cystoscopy is a simple procedure during which your doctor will insert a well-lubricated, instrument called a cystoscope through your urethra and into your bladder.

The cystoscope allows your doctor to visually inspect the interior of your bladder. It also allows your doctor to remove small pieces of tissue for later examination and even to crush small bladder stones, should any be present.

Any tissue that your doctor removes from your bladder will be sent immediately to a laboratory for analysis. Your doctor will ask the laboratory to check for any sign of cancer or other abnormality.

So make sure that you ask your doctor to carefully explain the reasons behind this recommendation.

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Male Cystoscopy

Mumtaz Juneja

I just need to know if anyone has gone through this surgery and is it painful?

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Male Cystoscopy (reply)

liviu holca

It is painful, it has side effects that vary from case to case: the most fearful is permanent urinary incontinence, also loss of ability to experience sexual orgasm and chronic pelvic pain.

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Mumtaz Juneja

+liviu holca.. thanks for letting me know. my husband had a check-up in the hospital a few days ago and has been told that there,s a lump in the bladder.so he'll have to go for the surgery but it,s not prostate cancer. But even this sounds scary and worrying to me..

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liviu holca

+Mumtaz Juneja . Ask for the pathology report (it may take a week), then see what is the final diagnosis then look it up on the internet and you will get very well informed of all the choices available if need be.

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