…a telescopic examination of the bladder…
After the test is complete the patient is discharged and is free to go back to normal lifestyle, although it is adviseable to increase fluid intake for several days afterwards. The procedure may cause discomfort, bleeding in the urine, or urinary infection. If the procedure is done under GA it usually involves admission to hospital for a day, but not overnight. It is not adviseable for the patient to be alone or drive/operate machinery for 24 hours after a general anaesthetic. The same risks of discomfort, bleeding or infection apply as with a LA procedure, but as with all procedures carried out under general anaesthetic, there are risks of heart, lung or thrombosis problems.