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Pediatric Cystoscopy (4401)

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Pediatric Cystoscopy

What is it?
Cystoscopy is a procedure that is done under
general anesthesia by your pediatric
urologist in the operating room. Your
doctor uses a small scope with a light, called
a cystoscope, to look at your child’s urethra.
The urethra is the tube which carries urine
from your child’s bladder to the outside of
the body.

Why is it Done?
It lets your doctor see what an x-ray is not
able to see.

It can help to:
ξ Find out why your child has pain
with urination or blood in the urine.
ξ See if there is anything that may be
causing a blockage in the urethra or
the bladder.
ξ See if there are problems with the
lining in your bladder.
ξ Check for narrowing of the urethra.

What to Expect
ξ Your child may feel tired the day of
surgery. This is caused by the
general anesthesia used for the
ξ For the first 1 to 2 days, your child
may feel a burning sensation when
ξ For the first 1 to 2 days, your child
may see some pink colored urine
caused by a small amount of blood in
the urine.

What to Do
ξ Offer your child lots of fluids.
ξ You may give your child
acetaminophen Tylenol® for pain.
ξ Wait until the first day after surgery
to let your child do activities such
climbing or riding a bike.
ξ If your child is having a hard time
urinating at home, try having your
child sit in a warm bathtub to relax
and feel more comfortable.

When to Call Your Doctor
ξ Cloudy or foul smelling urine
ξ Fever greater than 101.5 F.

How to Reach Your Doctor
If you have any questions or concerns,
please call your clinic or doctor.

Pediatric Urology Clinic, Monday – Friday,
8:00 am to 4:30 pm: (608) 263-6420

After hours, nights and weekends, the clinic
number is answered by the paging operator.
Ask for the Urology Resident on call. Give
the operator your name and phone number
with the area code. The doctor will call you

If you live out of area, call (800) 323-8942
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have any questions. If this information was not given to you as part of your care, please check with your doctor. This
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