What do I need to do before a cystoscopy?

How you prepare

  1. Take antibiotics. Your doctor might prescribe antibiotics to take before and after cystoscopy, especially if you have trouble fighting off infections.
  2. Wait to empty your bladder. Your doctor might order a urine test before your cystoscopy.

Do you need to shave before a cystoscopy?

Timing is critical. When shaving the area, be sure to do so a few days before surgery, rather than right before the procedure. Shaving too soon before the procedure allows for bacteria to remain in the surgical area.

Do you need to stop aspirin before cystoscopy?

If you take aspirin or a medication that contains aspirin, you may need to change your dose or stop taking it 7 days before your procedure. Aspirin can cause bleeding. Follow your healthcare provider’s instructions. Don’t stop taking aspirin unless they tell you to.

Do you need to stop blood thinners before a cystoscopy?

The appointment for cystoscopy may also need to be changed if this is the case. If you take aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs (such as Motrin, Alleve, Vioxx, Celebrex etc.) or any blood thinners (such as Coumadin or Plavix). You may need to temporarily stop these medications prior to cystoscopy.

Are you asleep for a cystoscopy?

Rigid cystoscopy. A rigid cystoscopy is where a cystoscope that does not bend is used. You’re either put to sleep for the procedure or the lower half of your body is numbed while it’s carried out.

Can I drive home after a cystoscopy?

After a rigid cystoscopy rest at home for a day or two – you may need to take a couple of days off work. make sure someone stays with you for the first 24 hours. do not drive or drink alcohol for at least 24 hours.

How bad does cystoscopy hurt?

Does it hurt? People often worry that a cystoscopy will be painful, but it does not usually hurt. Tell your doctor or nurse if you feel any pain during it. It can be a bit uncomfortable and you may feel like you need to pee during the procedure, but this will only last a few minutes.

Are you awake during a cystoscopy?

Flexible cystoscopy. A flexible cystoscopy is where a thin (about the width of a pencil) and bendy cystoscope is used. You stay awake while it’s carried out.

What should I do to prepare for a cystoscopy?

If you going to the Cystoscopy Room: You do not have any special preparation or IV. After your procedure You may see a small amount of blood in your urine and have a burning feeling when you pass urine. This may last a few days and should decrease each time you go to the bathroom. Drink 6 to 8 glasses of water each day.

What do you need to know about cystoscopy and ureteroscopy?

What are cystoscopy and ureteroscopy? Cystoscopy and ureteroscopy are common procedures performed by a urologist to look inside the urinary tract. A urologist is a doctor who specializes in urinary tract problems. Cystoscopy. Cystoscopy uses a cystoscope to look inside the urethra and bladder.

How long does it take for a cystoscopy at Mayo Clinic?

Cystoscopy allows your doctor to view your lower urinary tract to look for abnormalities in your urethra and bladder. Surgical tools can be passed through the cystoscope to treat certain urinary tract conditions. A simple outpatient cystoscopy can take five to 15 minutes.

Do you get an anesthetic before a cystoscopy?

An intravenous (IV) line may be started in your arm or hand. Often an antibiotic is given before the procedure. You may be given an IV sedative or anesthetic, depending on your situation and the type of scope that will be used. This will make you sleepy and not feel pain during the cystoscopy.