Procedure and Aftercare for Flexible Cystoscopy in Men

Submitted by Nic on October 16, 2012

Cystoscopy is a diagnostic test done to check the bladder for any kind of abnormalities in the urethra, the bladder and the ureters, which are 2 muscular tubes that push the urine from the kidney to the urinary bladder. A doctor recommends the test of flexible cystoscopy for men or women in cases when the patient is suffering from stones in the gallbladder, Painful urination, chronic pelvic pain, or interstitial cystitis, for any kind of surgeries being conducted on the urinary tract, tumor, cancer, blood or unusual cells found in the urine and so on. This test is performed if the patient is suffering from any urinary tract problems as these conditions are not clearly visible in the X– ray. In the modern world today this test is known to be relatively easy, less painful, simple and quick.

Flexible cystoscopy for males is necessary in case the doctor advises it, the urethra in the male body is not straight. Men are known to have an S shaped unlike women who have a straight urethra. This flexible cystoscopy for guys makes use of a flexible cystoscope so that it can naturally adjust itself to fit the curves in a male urethra. The flexible cystoscopy for men or women is connected by tiny glass fiber, which allows it to bend easily. It also has lenses at both the ends of the thus helping the doctor to gauge the correct problem and also recommend the correct treatment for the patient. In the earlier days straight Cystoscopy procedures were conducted which were painful for men and they generally had to be given an anesthesia. In the flexible cystoscopy for men anesthesia may not be required in certain cases. As this test has been made so simple and flexible for men there is no preparation required. All you require to do is go for the test when the doctor advises you. However the doctor may restrict you from eating or drinking certain items as it could only complicate the problem you have.

This test is supposed to done on an outpatient basis but it could take time to recover depending on different patient’s recovery and doctor’s advice. The aftercare that you could follow like shower many times a day just to relieve any pain, try and avoid sex during this time until the doctor confirms it is ok, avoid strenuous exercises or activities, you may also want to avoid driving. You may experience discomfort and soreness or may have blood appear in your urine but this should not last for more than one or 2 days. If any kind of itching, or develop an infection please contact your doctor immediately.

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