Cystoscopy aftercare

Obstetrics and gynaecology

You have just had a procedure called a Cystoscopy, which is a telescope into your urethra (the tube through which urine (wee) leaves the body) into your bladder (where your wee is held inside your body).

A doctor or a nurse will explain what they have found to you. If you do not understand anything, please ask before you go home.

Another appointment will be made for you if it is needed. Your doctor or nurse will talk to you about the importance of drinking more over the next 24 hours to flush your system through.

What you can expect when you get home

You will probably get a feeling of burning and may bleed for the first few days when you pass urine (wee).

If you have any concerns or queries you can contact Gynaecology at Greenoaks on 01709 427641.  

Please call the number above 9am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday and 9am to 1pm on Fridays if you:

  • develop a fever (high temperature)
  • have severe pain on passing urine
  • have bleeding that is getting worse
  • can’t pass urine

For advice outside of these hours please contact Ward B11 on 01709 424349.

Cystoscopy aftercare - patient information leaflet
Version: 2.0
Date of review: August 2023
Date of next review: August 2025
© The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
Ref: British Association of Urological Surgeons.

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  • Page last reviewed: 17 February 2023
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