Cystoscopy - Glossary

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Glossary

Cystoscopy: This is a test conducted to test the bladder and ureteric orifices.

Urinary tract infections: Refers to anywhere in the whole length of the urinary system from the kidneys, through their collecting channels, the ureters, bladder and urethra.

Hematuria: Blood in the urine, which can be caused by urinary tract disorders (such as cysts, tumour, or stones) or by an infection.

Incontinence: Inability to control the flow of urine from the bladder (urinary incontinence) or the escape of stool from the rectum (fecal incontinence).

Polyps: A growth that protrudes from a mucous membrane.

Cyst: A sac or capsule filled with fluid.

Abdominal: Having to do with the abdomen (Abdomen - which is the part of the body between the chest and the hips that contains the stomach, intestines, liver, gallbladder, pancreas and some other organs).

Anesthesia: Loss of feeling or sensation resulting from the administration of certain drugs or gases.

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