Side Effects and Recovery
Typically, cystoscopy is safe and standard but, like with any procedure, there are some complications and side effects. Your doctor should give you a list of care instructions after you procedure catering to your specific condition. Most of the side effects are due to the insertion of device itself. Sometimes the device will cause some damage as it makes it way down the urethra into the bladder. Pelvic pain, a burning sensation from peeing, urethra discomfort, and all the adverse side effects of anesthesia and sedation like nausea. There is a small chance of a urinary tract infection but these cases are rare and usually treated with light antibiotics.