Thread: Infection after Cystoscopy
08-22-2007, 01:48 AM #1
08-22-2007, 03:20 AM #2
Any time we have any kind of invasive procedure, it increases the possibility of infection. I don't think it's what I would call common, but it's possible.
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08-22-2007, 03:39 AM #3
During my cystoscopies and urodynamics testing my uro always made me take an antibiotic before I left his office. I would imagine without the antibiotic there is a small risk, but the doctors are quite carefull to make it as sterile as possible.
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08-22-2007, 03:55 AM #4
I agree with Donna, it's possible. I had an in office cysto though and my uro didn't even give me an antibiotic before or afterwards and I was fine, never got an infection. They did give me antibiotics after I had my hydro/cysto w/ bladder biopsy but I'm guessing doing the biopsy increased the risk for infection.Christine
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08-26-2007, 09:23 AM #5
Please help, swollen and itching
I had the cytoscopy on Wednesday 8/16. My frequency has improved from every 15 minutes to 2 hours. I am taking antibiotic nitrofur and enablex . Thusday 8/23 I was thinking I might have an infection from the cytoscopy or it could be yeast from the antibiotic. So I started the monostat 8/24 for two days and now my labia is all swollen and hard feeling. Still itching near the urethra or vagina opening. Too close to call. I used some vagiselle over the counter cream. Does anyone know what this may be?
08-26-2007, 09:28 AM #6
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I would get a urine culture done to rule out a UTI just to be on the safe side. You could just also be having a reaction to the monostat you used. I know I am very sensitive to different chemicals. That could be what has irritated your labia.
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