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Adverse effects of cystoscopy and its impact on patients' quality of life and sexual performance.

Authors
  • Stav, Kobi
  • Leibovici, Dan
  • Goren, Elyahu
  • Livshitz, Anna
  • Siegel, Yoram I
  • Lindner, Arie
  • Zisman, Amnon
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Israel Medical Association journal : IMAJ
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2004
Volume
6
Issue
8
Pages
474–478
Identifiers
PMID: 15326827
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Rigid cystoscopy is well tolerated by most patients and has only a minor impact on quality of life. However, cystoscopy transiently impairs sexual performance and libido. The early complications are mild and correlate with a diagnosis of BPH.

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