A 53-year-old member asked:
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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.
Answered on Oct 7, 2019

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