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This is a test to take a look at loss of bladder control (urinary incontinence) and issues of the lower urinary tract. We do this test:
This test helps to provide an accurate diagnosis, to explain the cause of the issues. When we have worked out the diagnosis, the doctor will talk with you about next steps for treatment.
The test is uncomfortable, but not painful. It takes about 30 minutes to complete.
A cystoscopy allows a doctor to look into your bladder and urethra with a special telescope called a cystoscope.
A cystoscopy may be done to help to find the cause of symptoms such as:
It may be carried out during surgical procedures such as a hysterectomy or incontinence-tape procedure, to ensure there has been no damage to the bladder or the ureters.