A flexible cystoscopy and stent removal is an assessment of the bladder using a flexible fibre-optic telescope to outlook the bladder and to locate the stent. Through telescope Instruments are inserted and that will enable the doctor to remove the stent.

This examination is helpful for finding out what are the causes of the symptoms such as blood in the urine or difficulties when urine is passed and to check-up for certain bladder conditions. It is a simple, quick and usually painless procedure even though some patients may feel bit discomfort. It allows visualization of some areas that are not showed in x-rays or ultrasounds. Biopsies or other minor procedures may be done at the time of cystoscopy after a discussion with doctor. A stent can help to reduce pain e.g. from a stone, drain infection or help with kidney function if the kidney is obstructed. To relive the pain or temporary relieve an obstructuion a stent is placed in the kidney.


  • A flexible cystoscope is insert into the bladder through the urethra. During the procedure sterilized water was passed through the cystoscope into the bladder.

  • This process fills the bladder allowing the doctor to view the entire bladder and know the exact position and location of the stent.

  • By passing a fine instrument through the cystoscope stent is removed, this takes hold of the stent which is taken when the cystoscope is removed.

  • This will cause mild discomfort but it usually goes once the stent is removed. Patient may experience the feeling of having a full bladder; patient can use a toilet immediately the procedure is completed.

  • After the procedure patient may experience, passing of blood stained urine, Frequency, urgency and burning when passing urine, this should settle within 24 hours, patient needs to drink extra water and take Ural sachets (from the chemist) eight hourly if discomfort persists.