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A cystoscopy is a medical procedure used to examine the inside of the bladder using an instrument called a cystoscope.
Why a cystoscopy is used
Learn why a cystoscopy is necessary, including to investigate problems with your bladder or urinary system.
How a cystoscopy is performed
Before your appointment to have a cystoscopy, you will be sent information and instructions to follow.
Recovering from a cystoscopy
The type of anaesthetic that is used will affect how long it takes to recover from a cystoscopy. It is normal to experience some side effects for a few days.
Risks of a cystoscopy
A cystoscopy is usually a safe procedure and serious complications are rare. Occasionally, there may be problems passing urine or an infection.