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Bladder Biopsy

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jun 5, 2024.

What do I need to know about a bladder biopsy?

A bladder biopsy is a procedure used to take a sample of your bladder tissue. The sample may be tested for cancer or other health problems. This procedure may be done during a cystoscopy. A cystoscopy is a procedure to look inside your urethra and bladder with a cystoscope. A cystoscope is a small tube with a light and camera on the end.

Kidney, Ureters, Bladder

How do I prepare for a bladder biopsy?

What will happen during a bladder biopsy?

What will happen after a bladder biopsy?

What are the risks of a bladder biopsy?

You may develop a urinary tract infection (UTI) and need medicine to treat the infection. You may have pain when you urinate, or develop a blockage that keeps you from urinating. Your bladder may be damaged or rupture (break open) during the procedure. You may also bleed more than expected during the biopsy.

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