Interstitial Cystitis tests
Interstitial Cystitis

Tests could include:

  • A cystoscopy is a procedure in which a tube with a camera and light is inserted through your urethra into your bladder so a doctor can see inside.
  • A urinalysis is a laboratory test done to detect problems with your body that can appear in your urine. Many illnesses and disorders affect how your body removes waste and toxins. The system that takes care of that is broadly called the excretory ...
  • A urine culture is a test that can detect bacteria in your urine. Bacteria can enter the urinary tract through the urethra and cause urinary tract infections.
  • An endoscopy is a procedure in which your doctor uses specialized instruments to view and operate on the internal organs and vessels of your body.
  • A bladder biopsy is a surgical procedure where cells or tissue from your bladder are removed to be tested in a laboratory. Typically, this is done is by inserting a needle into your urethra-the opening in your body from which urine is expelled.
  • A gram stain of urethral discharge test is used to check for the presence of bacteria in the urethra tube. The urethra tube is the canal that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body. This test is particularly helpful in diagnosin...
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