When Should You Go For Cystoscopy

by Mark Adwood
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eHealth Articles | When Should You Go For Cystoscopy

By: Mark Adwood

The risk of having UTI or urinary tract infection can differ from one person to the other. For instance, those people having urinary problems that are caused by kidney stones or those with enlarged prostate are mostly susceptible to acquiring UTI.



There are a lot of possibilities of getting an infection to the urinary tract. It could be due to poor hygiene, sexual intercourse, or those who have been exposed to urethral catheter. People who have diabetes are also prone to having UTI since their immune system is weak.



There are also some cases where people are exposed to having an infection at an early age. It could be because they have some urinary problems as a child.



A lot of studies show that urinary tract infection is mostly seen in women. This is because a female sexual organ is an open system and it is normally moist, thus bacteria easily clutter around and the onset of infection begins.



Most specialists believe that bacteria travel to the urinary tract because of some changes in the position of the urinary tract.



Urinary tract infection can be diagnosed through a series of laboratory tests to the urine sample. The urine is examined for the presence of bacteria and the doctor will then prescribe proper treatment.



However, for serious cases and if the urine test is still not enough, a cystoscopy is necessary to diagnose the infection.



Cystoscopy is a diagnostic exam that is usually done to people having a suspected endometrial cysts. However, in some cases, a doctor orders to carry out this procedure for possible urinary tract infection most especially if it is already a serious UTI case.



A doctor may recommend cystoscopy for any of the following conditions:



* Interstitial Cystitis
* Frequent urinary tract infections
* Blood in the urine (hematuria)
* Loss of bladder control (incontinence) or overactive bladder
* Unusual cells found in urine sample
* Need for a bladder catheter
* Painful urination, chronic pelvic pain, or interstitial cystitis
* Urinary blockage such as from prostate enlargement, stricture, or narrowing of the urinary tract
* Stone in the urinary tract
* Unusual growth, polyp, tumor, or cancer


It is a procedure done by the doctor to see the inside of the bladder using a cystoscope. Cystoscope is a thin, medical tube instrument having several lenses. The light source coming of the cystoscope helps in visualizing the condition of the bladder.



When there is excessive pain in urinating and the client is positive for hematuria and protenuria, one should undergo cystoscopy to be able to find the proper treatment for UTI. Cystoscopy is not an invasive procedure. You can still eat and drink while preparing for the procedure.



It is important to undergo cystoscopy during the onset of urinary tract infection. There are instances that a urine sample is just not enough to determine how serious the case is.



When there is excessive pain in urinating and the client is positive for hematuria and protenuria, one should undergo cystoscopy to be able to find the proper treatment for UTI. Cystoscopy is not an invasive procedure. You can still eat and drink while preparing for the procedure.




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It is important because urinary tract infection can spread to the kidneys. If not treated promptly and properly, this could lead to more serious health problems.

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