Are you awake during a cystoscopy?
If you receive a sedative, you’ll feel sleepy and relaxed during the cystoscopy, but you’ll still be aware. If you receive a general anesthetic, you won’t be aware during the procedure. Both types of medication may be given through a vein in your arm. Your doctor will insert the cystoscope.
What should I expect after a cystoscopy procedure? If your doctor plans to give you general anesthesia, you’ll feel groggy afterward. That means before the procedure, you’ll need to arrange a ride home. Plan to take time to rest at home after the procedure, as well. Ask your doctor if you can continue taking any regular medications.
What do you put in your bladder before a cystoscopy? The doctor uses a thin, lighted tube called a cystoscope to look for kidney or bladder stones, tumors, bleeding, or infection. If the cystoscopy is done in a clinic while you are awake, the doctor or nurse will put numbing gel inside your urethra before the procedure. This will make the procedure more comfortable.
Can a cystoscopy be done with local anesthesia? If local anesthesia is used, you will be awake during the procedure, but you may be given a sedative. You will need someone to drive you home afterwards. If you think you have a urinary tract infection, tell your healthcare provider, because cystoscopy should not be done.
Is it uncomfortable to have cystoscope put in urethra? A numbing medicine in the form of a gel will be put into your urethra. This may be mildly uncomfortable until the area is numb. Once the urethra is numb and/or the anesthesia has taken effect, the healthcare provider will put the cystoscope into the urethra. You may have some discomfort when this is done.
Why is a catheter needed After a cystoscopy?
Why is a catheter needed After a cystoscopy? Because the bladder will be full of water , it will probably be necessary to pass urine again once the procedure is finished. When cystoscopy has been completed, fluid is drained from the bladder. Depending on the nature of the procedure being performed, a catheter may be left in place to continuously drain the bladder.
How will you feel after your cystoscopy?
Sometimes after a cystoscopy procedure, the patient may:
- Feel a burning or soreness around the urethra.
- Feel slight burning while urinating.
- Notice small flecks of blood in the urine.
- Feel mild discomfort in the bladder area or kidney area when urinating.
- Need to urinate frequently or urgently.
Do I still need a cystoscopy? A cystoscopy can be used to investigate symptoms that involve the urethra or the bladder. You may need to have a cystoscopy to determine the cause of concerns such as: Blood in the urine. Painful urination. Urinary retention (inability to urinate) Recurrent bladder infections. Frequent urination. Pelvic pain.
Does having a cystoscopy procedure hurt a lot? In most cases, there is little to no pain associated with the procedure, although some mild discomfort is to be expected after a cystoscopy. The most frequently reported type of discomfort is a burning sensation when urinating, and this symptom usually lasts for only a day or two following the procedure.