Cystoscopy Testing in Bend, OR

For reliable and comprehensive cystoscopy testing in Bend, OR, trust Dr. Andrew Neeb, a board-certified urologist with extensive expertise in this field. A cystoscopy is a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure used to examine the urethra and bladder lining. It is particularly beneficial in investigating concerning urinary system symptoms that cannot be diagnosed through conventional imaging techniques like X-rays.

Dr. Andrew Neeb and his experienced team prioritize your well-being and will conduct a thorough evaluation of your symptoms to determine the most appropriate treatment options. If you’re experiencing urinary system issues and require cystoscopy testing, don’t hesitate to contact our urology office in Bend, OR at (541) 508-7973. Request an appointment today and take a proactive step towards addressing your concerns.

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What is The Purpose of a Cystoscopy?

Dr. Neeb commonly performs cystoscopies in order to accurately diagnose a patient’s symptoms that are likely caused by a condition of the urethra or bladder, including:

All of the conditions mentioned will become much more aggressive over time if left untreated, which will lead to worsening symptoms such as loss of control over the bladder, sepsis, or even death. To prevent such an extreme outcome, it is much better for the patient and their long-term health to diagnose the cause of their discomfort as soon as possible.

What Happens During and After a Cystoscopy?

To begin this procedure, a small tube called a cystoscope is inserted into the patient’s urethra. Inside of this tube exists a camera that transmits images from inside the urethra and bladder to a monitor in front of Dr. Neeb so that they can clearly see these internal organs.

This instant visual allows the physician a chance to assess the tissues of the urethra and bladder, and hopefully determine a direct source of their patient’s symptoms. Dr. Neeb is also likely to fill the bladder with a sterile solution to improve their view and provide a more accurate diagnosis. Some patients already determined to have bladder stones may have them removed during a cystoscopy, or it is also possible for a tissue sample to be taken for further testing after the procedure is complete if your physician suspects that these tissues may be cancerous.

Patients may either be numbed or fully sedated during a cystoscopy. The procedure is known to be somewhat painful, as the placement of the cystoscope into the urethra can cause some discomfort. This generally results in soreness that subsides gradually in the days following your cystoscopy. You may also notice a mild burning sensation when you urinate, though this is also a perfectly normal side effect of the procedure.

Rare, Yet Serious Signs of a Complication

As with any procedure, there are a small number of risks associated with a cystoscopy. If you begin to notice any of the following symptoms after your endoscopic assessment, please contact Oregon Men’s Health immediately for early intervention:

  • You’re unable to urinate
  • You have a fever of 101.4 F or higher
  • You get the chills
  • There are large amounts of blood or blood clots in your urine
  • You experience pain in your chest
  • You become nauseous
  • While urinating you notice intense pain that lasts for more than two days

When Will My Results Be Ready?

Depending on the particular patient and their physician, some individuals may be consulted about their cystoscopy results immediately after it is over. Others, especially those that have been under general anesthesia during their procedure, will be given their results later on. Dr. Neeb may also need to wait until additional testing has been finished on any samples that may have been taken during your cystoscopy.

Schedule your Cystoscopy in Bend, OR Today!

If you have questions or concerns about diagnosing urinary system issues through a cystoscopy, Dr. Neeb is here to help. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Neeb in Bend today by calling (541) 508-7973 to discuss your symptoms and explore the benefits of cystoscopy. Alternatively, you can conveniently request an appointment online through our secure form. Take control of your urinary health and schedule your cystoscopy with Dr. Neeb at our urology clinic in Bend, OR.

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