After your cystoscopy, you’ll be taken to the recovery room.
Your surgeon will come and see you and let you know how the procedure went. If you have an IV cannula or catheter, a nurse will remove it.
They may not let you eat for at least 4 hours after general anaesthesia, but this can vary. If you had spinal or local anaesthesia, you can eat and drink sooner.
Your urologist may ask you to urinate at least once before you’re discharged. Before you go home, your doctor will discuss the results plus any management plan or follow-up appointments that may be needed.
Pain following the procedure is different for each person. Urination is often painful for the first few days. Your surgeon or anaesthetist will prescribe or recommend pain medication. If you have a sore throat from the tube used during a general anaesthetic, you can suck throat lozenges.
You can usually go home after the effects of anaesthesia and/or sedation have worn off. You’ll need to have someone take you home, unless you had only local anaesthesia, in which case you can go home alone.
If your procedure was for removal of cancer, you may need to have it repeated in a few weeks to make sure all the cancer has been removed.