Posted on Dec 26, 2007 | Comments 0
Cystoscopy is a procedure of detecting your bladder tumors in which a tube or an instrument is inserted into the urethra to see inside the bladder.
In cystoscopy, an instrument called cystoscope is inserted into the bladder from urethra.
It allows looking the tumors which are present inside your bladder that are not identified in X-rays.
Many other surgical instruments are also inserted with the cystoscope which allows the doctor to remove the tissues.
Fluorescence cystoscopy shows enhanced results:
For detection of early stages of bladder tumors, fluorescence cystoscopy is best suited. This kind of cystoscopy with photosensitizing agent gives better results in detecting bladder cancer.
Bladder cancers or bladder carcinoma is difficult to identify with normal cystoscopy procedures. So fluorescent techniques are used, which will help in identifying flat lesions and advances the detection.
Does cystoscopy supports stone formation in bladder?
Formation of stones in bladder after cystoscopy is a very rare case. Detection of the bladder puncture and proper insertion of the sling may avoid such complications.
Meticulous cystourethroscopy with 70 degree cystoscope can be most favorable way to identify the bladder perforation. Rarely cystoscopy will fail to recognize the damage of bladder.
Is cystoscopy painful?
Depending on the symptoms and situations, cystoscope is done. If the problem is detected with ultra sound or with an X-ray then cystoscope is avoided but if it is not possible to identify the carcinoma then you will be treated with cystoscope.
There can be a slight discomfort but it will settle in few hours. A mild stinging will be felt while you urinate. Drinking more water can help in soothing and also prevents from infections. There is also a possibility for the discharge of blood through urine.
If you feel severe pain or burning sensation while urination then you must immediately contact the doctor.
MDCT is better than cystoscopy:
MDCT (multidetector computed tomography) urography is an assured technique to identify bladder cancers. Usually cystoscopy is used to detect bladder carcinoma.
MDCT (multidetector computed tomography) is used to detect the tumors using a contrast material. It can be done without using a contrast material too.
The main problem with contrast material is once it is passed into the bladder through the uterus it reflects light unevenly. When this happens the patient is rolled repeatedly to mix contrast and the urine and then allowed to fill the bladder with urine enhanced with contrast.
With this test almost all tumors are identified without causing trouble to patients. MDCT detects all the tumors which are identified by cystoscope in a better way. Other than urological diseases, it is also used in detecting gynecological diseases.
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