What Happens After Your Cystoscopy
After the cystoscopy, you may feel a mild burning sensation when you urinate, and small amounts of blood may appear in the urine. These problems should not last for more than 24 hours, and you should tell your doctor if bleeding or pain is severe or if problems last more than a couple of days.
In order to relieve discomfort after the cystoscopy, you should drink two eight-ounce glasses of water, each hour, for two hours. Also ask your doctor if you can take a warm bath to help relieve the burning feeling or if you can hold a warm, damp washcloth over the urethral opening.
Your healthcare provider may prescribe an antibiotic to take for one or two days. This will help to prevent an infection. Call your doctor immediately if you experience any signs of infection, such as pain, chills, or fever.