Male cystoscopy

Illustration showing cystoscopy exam for a man

During a cystoscopy exam, your doctor inserts a thin, flexible device called a cystoscope through the urethra into the bladder. Cystoscopy allows your doctor to view your lower urinary tract to look for abnormalities in the urethra and bladder. Surgical tools can be passed through the cystoscope, if needed, to treat some conditions.

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