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Doctor insights on: Cystometrogram Preparation

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Cystometrogram ordered-- what are they looking for?

Cystometrogram ordered-- what are they looking for?

Bladder function: A cmg measures bladder pressure and capacity and is helpful in deciding the causes of incontinence or retention of urine. ...Read more

Dr. Mitchell Schuster
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Cystometrogram (Definition)

Cystometrograms can be simple or complex. The testing evaluates the bladder in terms of storage and in voiding. With the use of emg, you cans see nerve function, and wether the nerves are working together in correct voiding. The tests are very important in evaluation of complex voiding and storage ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: cystometrogram?

Test of voiding: Cystometrograms can be simple or complex. The testing evaluates the bladder in terms of storage and in voiding. With the use of emg, you cans see nerve function, and wether the nerves are working together in correct voiding. The tests are very important in evaluation of complex voiding and storage problems of the bladder. ...Read more

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Is there a shot or an i.V. Involved when doing a cystometrogram?

No need: Cystometrogram requires only a catheter in the bladder because the study involves only bladder filling whilst recording intravesical pressures. ...Read more

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Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get a cystometrogram?

No: Cmg is relatively painless. The biggest issue with the testing is that it is a little embarrassing because you do have to be undressed from the waist down to do the testing. The EMG or nerve conduction portion of the test can usually be done without using needles unless you have some complicating factors. I try to use patch EMG whenever i can to minimize the needle use. ...Read more

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What preparations are required before having a colospy?

What preparations are required before having a colospy?

You need: to discuss this with your endoscopist but generally the day before is a bowel prep that includes clear liquids all day and some type of purgative that is at the discretion of your endoscopist. You also usually have to stop any meds that may interfere with your ability to clot in case of polyps or need for biopsy; again that is preference of your endoscopist ...Read more

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How repair undercuts during crown preparation?

How repair undercuts during crown preparation?

Lab: Most commonly the undercuts, if there are any, are blocked out in the lab. Occasionally the lab will make a index/guide for the dentist to use to modify the shape of the tooth before delivery of the crown. Before or during the preparation for a crown, a dentist may use any number of materials to block out undercuts. ...Read more

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Double red cell donation preparation. Any tips?

Nothing specific: Eat well 1-2 d prior (red meat and/or dark leafy greens good choices), hydrate well shortly before donation appointment. Continue to hydrate and eat well for 1-2 d after. Return cycle feels a little cool, other than that and using pheresis machine, not too much different feeling than 'regular' donation. Thanks!! ...Read more

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What is the typical preparation for a colonoscopy?

What is the typical preparation for a colonoscopy?

Liquids and laxative: On the before the colonoscopy, you will be on a liquid diet all day and either drink an electrolyte solution or take a series of tablets-both of which will induce diarrhea. The prep usually takes 3 to 4 hours to run its course. ...Read more

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What should I do in preparation for a colonoscopy?

What should I do in preparation for a colonoscopy?

Do a bowel prep: Stay on a clear liquid the day befor the colonoscopy. Your endoscopist should give you a prep sheet outlining the kind of laxative you should use to cleanse your colo. ...Read more

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What procedures are used in preparation for karyotyping?

What procedures are used in preparation for karyotyping?

One sample at a time: A blood sample is spun down and the white cells are separated into at least 3 tissue culture media sets. An amnio sample is spun down, the cells resuspended and divided into three tissue culture sets. Of primary importance: only one sample is ever set up at a time. No other sample is near another until the cultures have been completely set up and labeled. That prevents mixing up two babies by mistake ...Read more