The Urologist will performs diagnostic cystoscopy to study instance like urinary tract infections, blood in the urine, bladder control issues, abnormal cells found in the urine, pain while passing urine, prostate issues, bladder stones, polyps, tumors or cancer. Diagnostic cystoscopy will also used in conjunction with placement of a bladder catheter.


  • Diagnostic cystoscopy was usually performed under local anesthesia, but where as surgical cystoscopy will require general anesthesia.

  • The Urologist carefully introduces the tip of the cystoscope into the urethra and carefully glides it up into the bladder. In male patients pain is more common, because of urethra length and narrowness.

  • Sterilized fluid may flows through the scope to fill the bladder to certain capacity, and to give the urologist a enhanced view of the bladder walls.

  • This may causes some discomfort, as well as the urge to “go.”In most cases the diagnostic cystoscopy procedure takes about 20 minutes.