Plymouth Urology Partnership
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Haematuria

Your GP has found traces of blood in your urine (haematuria) on testing. You need a series of tests to ensure there is no serious cause for this.

Your GP has asked Peninsula Urology to do all the tests in a single clinic visit. This will involve the following steps

  1. A consultation with the doctors, who will ask you a few simple questions and check that the GP has done a recent blood test and urine test.
     
  2. You will then have a scan of your kidneys along with an X-ray to check that the kidneys are healthy
     
  3. Next, you will then have a telescopic inspection of your bladder called a flexible cystoscopy.

    This involves passage of a thin fibre optic telescope through the urethra into the bladder. Local anaesthetic gel is inserted into the urethra before the procedure to reduce discomfort.

    The procedure usually takes about 3-5 minutes, and should not stop you from carrying out normal activities afterwards.
It is important for you to drink plenty after the procedure to reduce the chances of bleeding or infection which can sometimes occur.
     
  4. At the end of all the tests the consultant will tell you the results, let you know if any further tests need to be done, and tell you if you need to be seen again.
     
  5. Before leaving the clinic, you will be given a letter with the results and a copy will be sent to your GP