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 »

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Some side effects of a cystoscopy include swelling, bleeding, bladder infection and tearing of the bladder wall, notes the National Institutes of Health's MedlinePlus. A burning sensation during urination may be experien... 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 »

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 »

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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 »

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