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Urological

Cystoscopy Procedure

What to Expect for a Cystoscopy Procedure

Types of anesthesia

Spinal anesthesia with or without light sedation or general anesthesia. That means you may or may not know what is going around you during surgery. You may experience some sore throat after procedure but it should resolve without additional treatment.

Day of discharge

You will usually spend one to two days in the hospital.

What to expect after procedure

  • Pain: The pain medication is administered by mouth or intermittently through intravenous line.
  • A Foley catheter, a special catheter, inserted into your bladder. You may see bloody tint urine.
  • You will stay in hospital until you can urinate after the removal of the Foley catheter

Activities (Please follow the detailed instructions given by your doctor)

  • No operating any heavy machinery for the first 24 hours
  • Rest for the day (Most people resume routine activities the next day)
  • Drink plenty of water for the first few days after the procedure

When to contact a doctor

  • Fever
  • Persistent burning, pain, or bleeding

TURP Procedure

What to Expect for an ERCP

Types of anesthesia

Spinal anesthesia with or without light sedation or general anesthesia. That means you may or may not know what is going around you during surgery.

You may experience some sore throat after procedure but it should resolve without additional treatment.

Day of discharge

You will spend one to two days in the hospital.

What to expect after procedure

  • Pain: The pain medication is either taken by mouth or administered intermittently through an intravenous line.
  • A Foley catheter, a special catheter, is inserted into your bladder. There will be bloody urine and clots. As the irrigation stops, the urine can turn even redder than during irrigation.
  • You will stay in hospital until your urine clear up.

Activities (Please follow the detailed instructions given by your doctor)

  • Avoid straining, especially when moving your bowel
  • Eat a balanced, high fiber diet to prevent constipation. If constipation does occur, ask your doctor if you can take a laxative.
  • Don't do any heavy lifting
  • Avoid sudden movements
  • Drink plenty of water (up to eight cups a day) to flush the bladder and help prevent infection
  • Don't drive or operate machinery

When to contact a doctor

  • Fever
  • Difficult in urination (immediately notify your doctor and head toward emergency room)
  • Not able to control urination (incontinent)
  • Blood and clot in the urine with discomfort or you cannot see through the bloody urine