Cold and Flu Season Can Be a Monster

Flu & Cold Season Can Be A Monster

Help us protect our patients, families and staff from RSV and the flu by following these visitation restrictions effective November 1.

  • No visitors under the age of 12 are allowed in patient care areas.
  • Please do not visit patients if you are experiencing fever, vomiting, diarrhea or cold or flu-like symptoms.

Cystoscopy

Looking Inside the Bladder

The cystoscope is a catheter-like tube that has a lens with a light source on the end. Cystoscopy allows the doctor to directly examine the bladder and urethra to try to determine the source of your problems or any contributing abnormalities. 

What you can expect at your cystoscopy appointment:

  • You will be asked to get undressed from the waist down and given a drape to cover up.
  • You will then be asked to lie on your back. Women will have their knees elevated and legs apart.
  • An anesthetic (numbing) jelly is applied to the urethra to help ease any discomfort you may experience
  • When the cystoscope is inserted, sterile fluid flows through the scope and into the bladder, which expands and allows the doctor a better view.
  • After examining the bladder, the cystoscope is removed and your doctor will discuss the findings with you.

What to expect afterwards:

  • You may feel the need to urinate more frequently
  • You may have temporary burning and some blood in your urine
  • You should drink plenty of fluids

Call the office if you experience any of the following:

  • Fever > 101 degrees fahrenheit
  • Heavy bleeding Inability to urinate

Our Locations

Cary Office

218 Ashville Avenue
Suite 10
Cary, NC  27518
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Appointments: 919-576-2330

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WakeMed Garner Healthplex

400 US Hwy 70 East, Suite 205
Garner, NC 27529
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Appointments: 919-350-7330

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WakeMed North

Physicians Office Pavilion
10010 Falls of Neuse Road
Suite 105
Raleigh, NC 27614
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Appointments: 919-350-1570

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WakeMed Raleigh Campus

Andrews Center
3024 New Bern Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27610
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Appointments: 919-350-7251

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WakeMed Raleigh Medical Park
23 Sunnybrook Rd.
Suite 310
Raleigh, NC 27610
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Appointments: 919-526-1717

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919-350-ROCK (7625)