Post-Operative Instructions

Surgical Site

  • There are no incisions or dressings.
  • There may be slight tenderness, burning and swelling at the opening of the urethra.

Diet and Activity

  • You may return to your normal diet and activity.
  • Staying well hydrated is recommended to help dilute the urine and flush away any potential debris or minor residual bleeding.


  • Over-the-counter medications such as extra strength Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve) can be used if needed for pain as directed.
  • Please avoid nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or any other blood thinners if your urine is bloody until the bleeding has cleared.

Problems you should report

  • Fevers > 101.
  • Any pain not controlled by oral medication.
  • Persistent burning with urination.
  • Inability to urinate.
  • Thick blood in the urine (similar to dark fruit punch or tomato juice).
  • Any concerns or problems, please contact us at (717) 393-1771 anytime.


Appropriate timing for your follow-up appointment depends on the indication for cystoscopy and the findings during the procedure. Your physician will determine the timing of the next visit at your cystoscopy. Please call (717) 393-1771 to confirm time and location.