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Urological endoscopy Treatment & Diagnostics in C Scheme, Jaipur

Urological endoscopy

Urological problems or diseases are associated with your urinary tract, kidney, prostate, and bladder. Some common urological problems include prostate cancer, urinary tract infections, kidney stones, bladder prolapsed, erectile dysfunction, or overactive bladder.

Urological problems can be painful and may affect the quality of your life. Acute urological problems can last for a few days but chronic urological problems might last for a longer time and need medical care and attention.

If you are suffering from urological problems, the doctors at Apollo Spectra, Jaipur may recommend urological endoscopy to diagnose your problem. During urological endoscopy, your doctor will use a long tube attached to a camera to look at the kidneys and urethra.

How is urological endoscopy performed at Apollo Spectra, Jaipur?

Urological endoscopy is of two different types. These procedures usually take one hour. Endoscopies will be recommended by your doctor if you are suffering from:

  • Pain during urination
  • Frequent urination
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Blood in your urine
  • Urine leakage
  • Not being able to empty your bladder

Cystoscopy: During this procedure, your doctor will use a camera attached to a long pipe or tube to look at the bladder and urethra. Your doctor will put you under local anaesthesia to perform this endoscopy.

Ureteroscopy: During this procedure, your doctor will use a longer tube with a camera attached to it to look at the kidneys and ureters. In this procedure, your doctor will put you under general anaesthesia.

During these procedures, your doctor will look for:

  • Inflammation in the urethra
  • Stones in kidney
  • Cancer or tumours in the urethra and ureters
  • Polyps in the urethra
  • Narrowed urethra

Your doctor may use cystoscopy or ureteroscopy to:

  • Remove tumours or polyps or abnormal cells and tissues
  • Remove stones from your urinary tract
  • Treat the urinary tract with medication

Your doctor may also insert a stent during an endoscopy, the stent is then removed in a second procedure.

What are the benefits of urological endoscopy?

The benefits of urological endoscopy include:

  • It helps to view the urinary tract, bladder, kidneys, and urethra to diagnose the problem
  • It will help to treat urinary tract infections
  • It will help to remove stones from your kidney
  • It will also help to remove tumours and abnormal tissues
  • It will help to remove some tissues as samples for diagnosis

What are the side effects of urological endoscopy?

The side effects of urological endoscopy include:

  • Pain during urination
  • Discomfort during urination
  • Blood in your urine
  • Feel the need to urinate frequently
  • Infections in your urinary tract
  • Burning sensation when you urinate
  • Abdominal pain and nausea
  • Chills
  • Inability to urinate
  • Blood clots in your urine
  • High fever

How do I prepare for urological endoscopy?

  • If you are pregnant, you must inform your doctor.
  • It is important to tell your doctor about the medications you are taking.
  • Fasting before the endoscopy depends on the type of anaesthesia used.
  • It is important to maintain a nutritional diet in the days leading to the procedure.
  • If you are suffering from a urinary tract infection, inform your doctor.
  • You should avoid using blood thinner medicines like anticoagulants and other medicines like aspirin before the procedure. These medicines will affect your blood clotting.
  • You should take prescribed multivitamins and supplements before the procedure.
  • It is important to inform your doctor if you are allergic to any medicines like iodine, latex, or anaesthetic agent.

Request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Jaipur

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.

Is urological endoscopy painful?

Urological endoscopies are performed under local or general anaesthesia. You may experience pain or discomfort after the procedure. You may feel pain during urinating which will go away after few days.

Does urological endoscopy detect cancer?

Urological endoscopy may detect abnormal-looking areas near the urethra, bladder, or urinary tract.

What causes urological problems?

Many reasons like constipation, diabetes, weakened bladder muscles, childbirth and lifestyle can cause urological problems.

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