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What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

Cystoscopy Side Effects and Warnings

Written by FoundHealth.

Possible Complications

Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have cystoscopy, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Accidental damage of the bladder wall with the cystoscope (very rare)

Factors that may increase the risk of complications include:

  • Active infection
  • Diabetes
  • Bleeding disorder

Be sure to discuss these risks with your doctor before the procedure.

Call Your Doctor

After arriving home, contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Frequency, urgency, burning, or pain when urinating
  • You are unable to urinate or empty your bladder completely
  • Blood in your urine after 24 hours
  • Signs of infection, including fever and chills
  • Abdominal, back, or flank pain
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Cough, shortness of breath, or chest pain

In case of an emergency, call 911.


1 Comment

Posted 3 years ago

I had a cystoscopy procedure 2 wks. ago and prior to the procedure my doctor never told me about possible side effects.After the procedure I had a UTi,blood in my urine and pain when I urinate.I wish I didn't have the procedure .

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