A cystoscopy may be necessary if you have the following symptoms:
- Frequent urges
- Multiple urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Blood in your urine
- Urinary blockage from enlarged prostate
- Painful bladder or interstitial cystitis
- Kidney stones
A cystoscopy is an in-office test that uses a cystoscope, a long, thin instrument with a tiny lens and light on the other end. The cystoscope is inserted in the bladder, magnifying the inner lining of the urethra and bladder to enable your physician to check for malignancies.