Is BLC with Cysview
right for me?
Light Cystoscopy with Cysview® is recommended for anyone suspected or known to have lesion(s) based
on a prior cystoscopy. You
and your doctor can decide if this procedure is right for you. With over 100 centers, and counting, adopting BLC with Cysview, the technology should be accessible to you! Locate a center near you.
Is BLC with Cysview safe?
with Cysview is safe and well-tolerated;13 however, no surgical procedure is free of any risk, and you should consult your doctor regarding
the risks and benefits of this procedure. The most common patient complaints
include such problems as bladder spasm and bladder pain, discomfort when urinating,
and frequent urination. On rare occasions, patients have experienced increased
heart rate, chest pain and fever. Although rare, hypersensitivity reactions may occur in some
What happens during BLC
2 ounces of Cysview solution is delivered (by medical staff) into the bladder at least one hour before your doctor examines the inside of the bladder with a procedure called cystoscopy. During the procedure, the doctor inserts a long, thin
tube into the bladder. This tube, known as a cystoscope, allows your doctor to visually examine the inside of your bladder, first with white light, and then blue light. When the blue light mode is active, other tumors may become more visible, which gives your doctor the ability to better evaluate, identify and remove hard-to-see tumors more accurately. Learn more.
What should I expect after BLC with Cysview?
Most people are ready to go home shortly after a routine BLC with Cysview procedure; however, this is highly dependent on both the extent of your disease and the amount of tissue that may have been removed from your bladder. Once
home, you should plan to rest to assist your body's recovery from the procedure and/or surgery. Consult your doctor on the length of rest he or she recommends. Common side effects include bladder spasms, painful urination and blood in your urine. If you experience bladder spasms, they may lead you to feeling like you need to urinate more often than you are normally used to. For a number of days after the procedure, you may feel some
stinging during urination, and/or you may notice some blood in your urine.
In rare cases, patients may have increasing difficulty passing urine
after their cystoscopy; should that happen, contact your physician. He or she may decide a catheter be left in the
bladder to drain excess fluid until swelling goes down. Some patients may
develop a mild infection after cystoscopy; this is usually treated with a standard course of antibiotics. Consult your physician if you are concerned about any effects you experience after the procedure.