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When scoping the bladder through the urethra, is is abnormal to break the skin so as to cause a small amount of bleeding?

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replied August 24th, 2010
Kidney Conditions Answer A15580
Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
You seem concerned by small amount of bleeding after cystoscopy.
After the cystoscopy, patients often have some burning feeling when they urinate and often see small amounts of blood in their urine. Procedures using rigid instrumentation often result in urinary incontinence and leakage from idiopathic causes to urethral damage. Occasionally, patients may feel some lower abdominal pains, reflecting bladder muscle spasms, but these are not common. These are some of the known complications of the procedure.
I hope that I have been of help. Take care.
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