Patients prepare for a cystoscopy by taking any antibiotics prescribed, waiting to empty the bladder and arranging for the day off if the procedure requires anesthesia, according to Mayo Clinic. The procedure may take pl... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

Cystoscopy videos are available at These videos show the surgical procedure for male and female patients. The videos explain the preparation for the procedure, what to expect during the procedure and post-oper... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

During a urologist exam, the doctor examines the lower abdomen, the external genitals and the internal structures either through a pelvic exam for women or a digital rectal exam for men, according to HealthCentral. Depen... More »

A cystoscopy is generally painless because the patient is given general or local anesthesia to numb the area around the urethra, according to Healthline. During the procedure, the patient might feel the urge to urinate o... More »

A cystoscopy procedure usually costs $386 for the physician fee and it is typically done in the doctor's office, according to Healthcare Blue Book. With health insurance, the cost is the co-pay plus 10 to 50 percent of t... More »

A cystoscopy uses a narrow lighted tube inserted in the urethra to examine the bladder, according to WebMD. The tube allows the doctor to insert tools to take a biopsy or urine sample to help make a diagnosis. A cystosco... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

A physician performs a cystoscopy by sliding a lit tube with a lens up the patient's urethra to his bladder, according to Mayo Clinic. Before insertion of the cystoscope, the patient is sedated and numbed with an local a... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging