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Men and women may have problems in their urinary tract at some point in their lives. A urinary tract comprises of kidneys, urethra, ureters, and bladder. Overall, the urinary system plays an essential role in eliminating wastes or toxins from the body. If anyone suspects issues anywhere in the urethra or bladder, cystoscopy can help diagnose the issue and even treat some issues. Therefore, cystoscopy is one of the most performed interventions in urology.

Arete Hospitals in Hyderabad staff the leading medical specialists in urology, women’s reproductive health, and men’s reproductive health. These specialists collaborate to offer unparalleled, comprehensive care for men and women suffering from issues with their urethra, kidney, and bladder. The urologists in Hyderabad at Arete Hospitals are experts in cystoscopy for both diagnosis and treatment of many urological conditions associated with the urethra and bladder. They offer cystoscopy in Hyderabad at affordable prices with quality results.

Benefits of Cystoscopy

Cystoscopy is a beneficial procedure if anyone is experiencing the following urological issues:

  • Bladder stones, abnormal tissues, polyps, or tumours
  • Inflammation
  • Issues with bladder control, including urinary incontinence (inability to control urine flow) and urinary retention (inability to empty the bladder)
  • Frequent occurrence of urinary tract infections
  • Hematuria- blood in the urine
  • Dysuria- painful urination
  • Urethral structures (narrowing of ureters)
  • Urinary fistulas (holes formed in between two areas)
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia/ Enlarged prostate (in men)
  • Early stages of cancer of the urethra or bladder.

A cystoscopy may be performed by a Cystoscopy Doctor in Hyderabad to:

  • Inject medication for stopping urine leakage
  • Inject dye for X-ray imaging of the urinary tract to track urine flow
  • Take urine samples from ureters
  • Remove a ureteral stent that was placed in an early procedure or place a stent
  • Take small pieces of tissues of the urethra or bladder for biopsy, lab examination for cancer screening
  • Treat urethral and bladder-related issues.

Additional advantages of cystoscopy, include:

  • No need of making incisions during the procedure
  • No lengthy recovery; patients can go home in few hours after the procedure
  • Proper diagnosis of conditions of the urethra or bladder to help urologists plan out the best treatment for the patient.

What is Cystoscopy?

A cystoscopy is a diagnostic or therapeutic procedure wherein a cystoscope is used to look inside the urinary tract and identify any problems the patient may be having. A cystoscope is a hollow tube equipped with a lens and light at its end. It is inserted into the urethra and slowly moved into the bladder.

Cystoscopy Surgery in Hyderabad is performed by a urologist or a urinary tract specialist at Arete Hospitals.

Before Cystoscopy Treatment

Cystoscopy can be carried out in an operating room of Arete Hospitals, Best Cystoscopy Hospital in Hyderabad, depending upon the reason for which it is performed.

For a cystoscopy performed as an outpatient procedure, there is no need for preparation. However, the patient needs to stop taking blood thinning medications only if surgery is being performed together with a cystoscopy to remove a bladder tumour.

If cystoscopy is done under sedation or general anaesthesia, the Best Doctors for Cystoscopy in Hyderabad provide some precautionary instructions to prepare for the procedure. These include:

  • Give a urine sample a day before the procedure to test for urinary tract infection and get treated for it beforehand.
  • Immediately before the procedure, urinate and keep the bladder empty.
  • Avoid eating or drinking anything for 6-8 hours before the scheduled time of the procedure.
  • Quit smoking and alcohol consumption at least a day before the procedure.
  • Discontinue or adjust the intake of medications or supplements that could increase the risk of bleeding.
  • Arrange for someone to drive home after the procedure.
  • Take prescribed antibiotics, especially if having difficulty fighting off infections.

What Does Cystoscopy Involve?

During cystoscopy, the urologist or surgeon will:

  1. Slide a lubricated cystoscope through the urethra to the urinary bladder.
  2. Inject sterile salt water through a cystoscope, when it is secure in its place. A well-stretched and full urinary bladder makes it easier to get a detailed view of the lining of the bladder. At this time, the patient will feel like peeing.
  3. Look at the inside of the urethra and urinary bladder.
  4. Insert small surgical instruments through the cystoscope to remove tissue samples for biopsy of tumour from the bladder, if needed.
  5. Drain the injected salt water from the bladder or ask the patient to empty the bladder in the washroom and then remove the cystoscope.

Types of Cystoscopies

Cystoscopy is of two types. The Best Doctors for Cystoscopy Treatment in Hyderabad will perform the one that best serves the needs of the patient. The types are:

  • Rigid cystoscopy- In this procedure, a non-bendable, slightly wider cystoscope is used. The surgeon or urologist may pass surgical tools through a rigid cystoscope to remove tumours from the bladder or perform a biopsy. It is carried out under sedation or general anaesthesia.
  • Flexible cystoscopy- This procedure involves the use of a bendable, thin cystoscope to examine the inside of the urethra and bladder and make a diagnosis of the condition. It is performed under local anaesthesia.

Good Candidates For Cystoscopy

  • Men and women who suffer from bladder stones, cancer, tumour, or inflammation and need cystoscopy as a treatment procedure
  • Any healthy adult who shows signs and symptoms of bladder or urethra issues and needs proper diagnosis with cystoscopy
  • Cystoscopy is contraindicated in patients having urinary tract infections.

Aftercare Cystoscopy

  • Take prescribed antibiotics to prevent infections and pain-relieving medications such as NS-AIDs to reduce post-procedure discomfort.
  • Drink an adequate amount of water daily to flush out irritants from the bladder and ease any side effects resulting from the procedure.
  • Apply a damp, warm washcloth over the opening of the urethra or relax the urethra and bladder by having a warm bath.

Cost of Cystoscopy

The Diagnostic Cystoscopy Cost in Hyderabad depends upon various factors, including:

  • Age of the patient
  • The urological condition the patient is suffering from
  • Type of cystoscopy being performed (diagnostic or therapeutic)
  • Type of anaesthesia and anaesthesiologist charges
  • Cost of any laboratory tests or examinations like medical imaging and cancer screening
  • Insurance coverage.

To learn more contact Top Cystoscopy Doctors in Hyderabad at Arete Hospitals.

Effectiveness of Cystoscopy

Cystoscopy procedures' success rates are very high and usually vary from 85 to 90%.

Risks or Complications Associated with Cystoscopy

A cystoscopy is a low-risk procedure. However, potential complications of a cystoscopy include:

  • Urinary tract infection (more likely in patients of old age, smokers, and unusual anatomy in the urinary tract)
  • Infection of the urinary bladder
  • Bladder perforations or spasms- urine leakage and painful cramps
  • Trauma, scarring, or narrowing of the urethra
  • Abdominal pain and burning sensation while peeing
  • Inability to pass urine and so the need of having a urinary catheter to empty the bladder.
Frequently Asked Questions

1. What to expect after cystoscopy?

Following a cystoscopy procedure, the patient might feel pain in the belly, pass blood-tinged urine, or feel pain and discomfort while urinating for the first two days. The patient can even expect to feel like peeing often and urgently. Such problems should be resolved in 2 days. The patient can return to normal routine activities including exercise, work, and having sex, quite quickly after the procedure.

2. Is cystoscopy painful?

The cystoscopy procedure isn’t painful as it is performed under anaesthesia. However, if the patient is given local anaesthesia, there are chances of feeling discomfort like an urge to urinate or a burning sensation when the cystoscope is inserted or removed from the urethra.

3. How is ureteroscopy different from cystoscopy?

Ureteroscopy makes use of a ureteroscope to get a detailed picture of the inside of the ureters and kidneys. Ureteroscope is composed of an eyepiece, a flexible or rigid middle tube, and a tiny lens with light at its end, the same as the cystoscope used in cystoscopy. However, the difference is that a ureteroscope is longer and thinner than a cystoscope. The cystoscope is used to look inside the urinary bladder and urethra.

4. How long does cystoscopy last?

Diagnostic cystoscopies last for about 5-10 minutes. However, if cystoscopy is performed in adjunct to other procedures or surgery, the overall procedure may last longer.

Arete Hospitals is known for offering best cystoscopy treatment in Hyderabad. It is known for its renowned reputation, experienced medical staff, state-of-the-art facilities, and commitment to patient care.

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