Cystoscopy uses a cystoscope to look inside of the bladder and urethra, defines WebMD. A cystoscope is a lighted instrument inserted into the urethra to look at the bladder and remove urine and tissue samples. Small blad... More »

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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 »

The adverse effects of cystoscopy include urethral puncture, urethra swelling and infections of the bladder. Urethra infection and puncture are some of the serious complications that a patient may experience because they... More »

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Cystoscopy is not painful, but it can be uncomfortable when a cystoscope, a thin tube with a camera and light in its tip, is inserted through the urethra, says NHS Choices. To ease discomfort, local anesthesia is given f... More »

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An observational study measured a median pain score of 2.82 out of 10, during the most painful part of the procedure when the cystoscope is passed through the urethra. A median pain score of 0.84 was measured when a topi... More »

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During a flexible cystoscopy, men may feel discomfort when the physician inserts the cystoscope into the urethra and bladder, and they may feel a minor pinching sensation if the physician takes a biopsy, states WebMD. Fo... 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 »