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For a more accurate diagnosis


Cystoscopy (for men and women) is a medical test used by doctors specializing in urology to visualize the bladder to detect anomalies. Cystoscopy is required if :

  • personal or family history of bladder cancer
  • presence of blood in urine
  • repeated urinary tract infections without obvious cause
  • persistent urination difficulties without obvious cause

It searches cancer, polyps, inflammation or infection, deformity, calculations, etc.

The examination is held in the premises of Physimed under local anesthesia. It takes about half an hour. The urologist explores the inner walls of the bladder through a cystoscope. A cystoscope is a thin tube with a camera attached at it’s end which is connected to a light source (endoscope).

Once the cystoscope inserted into the urethra, the urologist may commence the exploration way back to the bladder and then view the sides of it. Eventually, the urologist will take samples that will be analyzed in pathology.

This examination takes place without any special preparation, it is not necessary to be fasting.