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A cystoscopy is an examination in which a special instrument equipped with a camera is used to examine the bladder and urethral mucosa for possible pathological changes. The examination is performed by a specially trained physician, who is usually a urologist. You can eat and drink normally before the examination. The cystoscopy itself usually lasts up to 15 minutes, in addition to preparation time of around half an hour. During the examination, the urethra is first anaesthetised with a special gel and then a cystoscope is inserted through the urethra into the bladder. The bladder is filled with sterile fluid to make the mucous membranes more visible. If necessary, tissue samples will be taken during the examination. The examination may be more uncomfortable for men due to the longer urethra. Men may also have an enlarged prostate that complicates the examination. At the end of the cystoscopy, the bladder is emptied. During the examination, it is important to try to relax and breathe calmly. After the examination, you can continue your normal daily life. You may experience increased urination, tingling and bloody urine for 1 to 2 days after the examination. It is recommended that you drink more fluids than usual during the first day after a cystoscopy. A cystoscopy is usually a well-tolerated procedure and serious complications are very rare.