How does a cystoscopy exam test for bladder problems?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
A cystoscopy is an examination of the tissue inside the bladder. Using a special scope, a urologist can view the inside of your bladder and urethra to diagnose bladder tumors, identify blockages of the bladder and look for any abnormalities of the bladder and its lining.

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