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How can a cystoscopy diagnose bladder infection?

A cystoscopy is a diagnostic procedure that uses a small camera attached to a thin, lighted tube to examine the bladder. The tube, which is inserted into the urethra, allows the doctor to remove tissue for testing in the lab. A cystoscopy is not commonly performed unless you have recurring bladder infections.

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