Cystoscopy | JP Meyer Urology Redcliffe Brisbane


Cystoscopy enables a urologist to directly view the inside of the urinary bladder and urethra in great detail using a "cystoscope" (the instrument used).

There are two types of cystoscope:

  • Rigid cystoscope: this is a solid straight telescope, which has been in use for many years. It is used alone with a high intensity light source and a separate channel to allow other instruments to be attached.
  • Flexible cystoscope: this is more commonly used particularly for diagnosis and for the follow up of most bladder tumours. It is a fibre optic instrument that can bend easily and has a manoeuvrable tip that makes it easy to pass along the curves of the urethra.   A local anaesthetic is used to perform this procedure. 

Cystoscopy may be indicated for the following conditions:

  • Frequent urinary tract infections
  • Blood in your urine (haematuria)
  • Loss of bladder control (incontinence) or an overactive bladder
  • Unusual cells found in urine sample
  • Need for a bladder catheter
  • Painful urination, chronic pelvic pain, or interstitial cystitis
  • Urinary blockage such as prostate enlargement, stricture, or narrowing of the urinary tract
  • Stone in the urinary tract
  • Unusual growth, polyp, tumour, or cancer


Any pain or discomfort in your bladder and urethra usually settles in a day or two.  Taking URAL often helps.  If you develop an infection in your urine, this will be treated with antibiotics.  Blood in your urine may last for 2-3 days.

Follow up:

Dr Meyer will write to both you and your GP confirming your follow up arrangements after your Cystoscopy.  If you have any questions concerning your care after your surgery please contact Dr Meyer's rooms on 07 38834431 or 0488 378016.