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Cystotomy is most used to address bladder disorders, such as the removal of bladder stones, bladder tumours, and blood clots. This approach can also be used to collect a urine bladder biopsy sample. Cystotomy is used to repair a ruptured or severely damaged urinary bladder. Full recovery can take 2-4 weeks and includes both healing and symptom relief, such as straining to urinate. For at least one week, your pet will require pain medication to reduce both the discomfort and the inflammation. Depending on the results of prior tests, your pet may also require antibiotic medicine.