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120 Trinity Place
Athens, GA 30607


Phone: (706) 543-2718
Fax: (706) 353-3709

120 Trinity Place
Athens, Georgia 30607

(706) 543-2718

Cystoscopy with Bladder Biopsy

Cystoscopy with bladder biopsy is a procedure performed with local anesthesia and often with conscious sedation, using a small telescope to look inside the bladder and obtain a sample of tissue.

Indications

  • Unusual area of bladder tissue
  • History of bladder cancer
  • Hematuria

Procedure

The patient lies on an exam table on his back, and the opening of the urethra is cleaned and local anesthetic given. Conscious sedation is often given to help a patient be fully relaxed during the procedure. A cystoscope is then placed into the urethra and bladder, allowing the doctor to examine the inner lining of the bladder. A sample of tissue is then taken and sent to a pathologist for examination.

Side Effects

Most patients will experience some slight burning with urination or pass a small amount of blood for the first 24 hours after the procedure. If the burning persists longer than 24 hours, or the patient has heavy bleeding or passage of clots, a fever over 101°, or is unable to urinate, please contact us.