Cystoscopy is a procedure in which a thin instrument with a light at the tip (a
) is inserted into the
. The cytoscope enables examination of the inner surfaces of the urinary tract, specifically the
. Many cystoscopes have extra tubes to guide instruments for procedures to treat urinary problems. Cystoscopy may be carried out for a range of urinary tract problems, including such things as frequent
urinary tract infections
; blood in the urine; loss of bladder control;
or narrowing of the urinary tract; an unusual growth,
; and a stone in the urinary tract. A
will perform a cystoscopy.
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