Cystoscopy is a urologic test that checks the health of your bladder and urethra. It is done by examining the lining of the bladder and urethra with a cystoscope, a thin tube with a camera, and light on the end. The cystoscope is inserted through the urethra.
This diagnostic procedure is a short one – in most cases, it lasts less than 5 minutes and is usually done under local anesthesia (gel or liquid) and you will be awake and able to see the procedure on the screen. In most cases, the results can be discussed right after the procedure.
Cystoscopy is recommended when blood is detected in your urine, you experience frequent or/and painful urinary tract infections, or use the bathroom very often. It can detect bladder or urethra tumors or cancer, bladder stones, enlarged prostate, and scarring or damage caused by UTIs.
The waitlists in the public system can differ depending on the province you are in and the priority of your indicated condition. If you are unwilling to wait and would like to arrange a private cystoscopy, we can assist. Please note that there are no private cystoscopies in the Maritime provinces and you will have to travel outside your local area. To find out more, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us toll-free 877 344 3544.