Pattern of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) and satisfaction among patients having diagnostic cystoscopy

Authors

  • Tarun Pradhan Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Birat Medical College Teaching Hospital
  • Amit Deo Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Birat Medical College Teaching Hospital
  • Raj Deb Mahato Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences
  • Tulasa Basnet Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/njog.v16i1.37523

Keywords:

cystoscopy, lower urinary tract symptoms, visual analogue scale

Abstract

Aims: To study the pattern of LUTS during diagnostic cystoscopy and to evaluate patient’s satisfaction using rigid cystoscopy with intra-urethral lignocaine gel.

Methods: Hospital based cross-sectional observational study done in all patients attending Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology with LUTS. Diagnostic cystoscopy was performed after using intra-urethral lignocaine gel. Patients profile and indications for cystoscopy were recorded; and VAS (Visual Analogue Scale) was used to assess procedure related pain. Data stored in MS Excel and descriptive analysis performed using SPSS 21.

Result: Forty-three patients were included in the study. The mean age of presentation was 45.77 years. Majority of the patients were pre-menstrual and with symptoms less than 5 year duration. Twenty-seven (62.8%) patients had urgency as indication for cystoscopy followed by cystitis and recurrent urinary infection each (16.3%). Only 2 patients had mixed urinary incontinence. Thirty- one (72.1%) had mild discomfort, seven (18.7%) moderate and 5(9.2%)severe in visual analogue scale.

Conclusions: Urgency was found to be a frequent indication for diagnostic cystoscopy and use of rigid cystoscope using inra-urethral gel showed only mild discomfort to majority of patients.

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Published

2021-06-07

How to Cite

Pradhan, T., Deo, A., Mahato, R. D., & Basnet, T. (2021). Pattern of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) and satisfaction among patients having diagnostic cystoscopy. Nepal Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 16(1), 69–72. https://doi.org/10.3126/njog.v16i1.37523

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