A 39-year-old member asked:
could you explain the term "retrograde pyelogram" to me?
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Radiology 34 years experience
Exam by doctor: In a retrograde pyelogram a urologist will place a small tube through your bladder up the ureters and inject contrast to visualize the size and shape of the ureters. You will be sedated during the procedure.
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Urology 9 years experience
Pyelogram: Is an invasive procedure in which you place a cystoscope through the urethra, then pass a small catheter through the scope into the opening of the ureter into the bladder and inject contrast material into the kidney to study the anatomy of the drainage system of the kidney and take x.-rays usually under fluoroscopic control.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
What are some alternatives to retrograde pyelogram?
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Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
IV pyelogram: However, it entails IV infusion of contrast which may have side effects on kidneys. The retrograde study should not hurt the kidneys.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
What can I do before a retrograde pyelogram?
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Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Hydrate well: Hydrate well, keep your stomach empty overnight. Last thing you want is to get nauseous.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
What exactly is a retrograde pyelogram?
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Nephrology and Dialysis 9 years experience
Xray with contrast: Rarely done nowadays. Crags taken after injecting dye into urinary tract.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Could a doctor please explain the term "retrograde pyelogram" to me?
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Radiology 50 years experience
Study of kidneys and: Normally the kidneys and ureters are studied by IVP exam where contrast is injected into veins and excreted by the kidneys. Sometimes, visualizations by this method is inadequate. Thru a cystoscope or ureteroscope, a small catheter is inserted into the ureter and contrast injected into the ureter visualizing it and the renal collecting system, the renal pelvis, thus a retrograde pyelogram
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Last updated Jun 1, 2018
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