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Wat is a voiding cystourethrogram (vcug)?

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Dr. James Lin
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My take ...: VCUG is a special X-Ray exam to visual if one has bladder-to-ureter / kidney reflux (backflow) or urethral stricture while voiding. For details of its current or evolving indication, techniques, alternatives, etc. over the past 2-3 decades, ask the radiologist timely.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Voiding cystourethrogram (vcug) procedure?

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Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 28 years experience
What is question?: Cath in bladder, filled with contrast, urinate and get x-rays. Can show reflux and urethral abnormalities.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Voiding cystourethrogram (vcug) pain?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Uncomfortable: Passage of catheter is not very pleasant. Radiologist can use Lidocaine anesthetic gel. Voiding during and first void after study may sting a little. Essentially not painful. Request addition of antibiotic like gentamicin to the xray contrast fluid used to reduce risk of introducimg a uti.
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Voiding cystourethrogram (vcug) question--what medication is used?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Cystografin contrast: Is the "dye" used, it is introduced through a catheter and is not medication. I personally have gentamicin 80mg added to the cystografin before instillation into bladder to reduce the mild risk of causing a UTI to virtually nil.

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