Caring for your Child after a Cystoscopy
What to Expect
- The first day or two your child may feel a burning sensation when urinating.
- For a day or two you may see some pink-colored urine caused by a small amount of blood in your child's urine.
- Your child will feel tired the day of surgery.
What to Do
- Your child may find it comforting to urinate while sitting in a bathtub that has been filled with warm water.
- Give your child acetaminophen (follow the directions on the bottle) for any discomfort.
- Have your child take part in quiet activities. Activities such as riding a bike or climbing activities are to be avoided until the day after surgery.
- Offer your child lots of fluids, as tolerated.
- Advance your child's diet slowly, starting with clear liquids (water, apple juice, popsicles, Jell-O, etc). if tolerated, offer bland foods such as toast, dry Cheerios, crackers. Continue to advance the diet as tolerated, however, avoid spicy foods and milk products for today, as these are harder to digest after anesthesia.
When to Call Your Doctor
Please call your doctor if you notice any of the following:
- Cloudy or foul-smelling urine.
- Fever greater than 101.5° F.
How to Reach the Doctor
If you have any questions or problems once you are home, please call.
Pediatric Urology Clinic, Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm, (608) 263-6420
Weekends or holidays, after 4:30 pm - Call (608) 262-0486. This will give you the paging operator. Ask for the urology resident on call. Give the operator your name and phone number with the area code. The doctor will call you back.
If you live out of the area, call 1-800-323-8942.
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Last Updated: 11/20/2012
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