Improved Testing for Better Bladder Health
When evaluating bladder health and searching for causes of medical conditions, a cystoscopy in Houston, TX can provide invaluable information.
Many women fear that it’s extremely painful. In the past, a rigid scope was used, often with significant discomfort. Today, a cystoscopy uses a much smaller flexible scope, and only takes a couple of minutes to complete.
1 for testing/discovery purpose. More may be scheduled to manage the prescribed treatment.
15 to 20 minutes total, with 2 to 3 minutes of scope time
What It Treats
Evaluates bladder health
Evaluates other medical conditions
How Cystoscopy Works
Benefits of a Cystoscopy in Houston, TX
Short treatment time
Helps diagnose bladder conditions immediately
Improved treatment management for bladder issues
Can be done for women or men
Usually has no downtime
a passionate, experienced medical team
About ChristiMD Medical Group
ChristiMD Medical Group provides a trustworthy and welcoming space for men and women alike, offering the most advanced medical treatments available under one roof. Dr. Christi is double board certified in urology and urogynecology, with over 26 years of experience.
We’ve helped thousands of patients across Texas experience positive, life-changing results. Better doctor. Better techniques. Better results.
Frequently Asked Questions
A cystoscopy procedure in Houston, TX, should not hurt. It may cause some discomfort, but the modern devices and anesthesia greatly reduce and/or eliminate pain.
There’s no down time after a cystoscopy procedure. You may have a more frequent urge to urinate for a day or so, but after 24 to 48 hours you should be pretty much back to normal. Because it uses local anesthesia, you can even drive yourself home without worry.
Your provider would usually recommend a cystoscopy test so that they can visually examine the lining of your bladder, and your urethra. This visual confirmation drastically improves diagnoses of bladder diseases & conditions. It can also reveal issues indicating an enlarged prostate.
To prepare for your cystoscopy procedure, you should wait to empty your bladder so that a test can be done to ensure there’s no active UTI. Your provider might also prescribe antibiotics before the appointment, and possibly after, to help avoid any infections.
Side effects to a cystoscopy may include slight bleeding from the urethra, causing a pink tinge to your urine or on toilet tissue. You may also experience slight burning during urination, and more frequent need to urinate, for the following 24 to 48 hours.