Our expert says:
Cystoscopy is indicated to obtain bladder wall biopsy for diagnosis or to assess complications such as bladder cancer in chroic bilharzia. Discuss with your doctor - it may be that he suspects bilharzia but that they could not find eggs in the urine or a clear positive blood antibody test and that he wants to confirm diagnosis first? Side effects of Biltricide are usually mild and temporary and include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, headache, fever, pruritis, drowsiness, so he could give it without cystoscopy if he has a high degree of suspicion.
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