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What are some alternatives to retrograde pyelogram?

What are some alternatives to retrograde pyelogram?

CT renal exam: A ct without and then with IV contrast may give an accurate evaluation of the kidneys and ureters. Occasionally, small tumors, or stones may only be seen by retrograde pyelography. ...Read more

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Cystoscopy is a procedure where a small instrument called a cystoscope is inserted into the urethra and advanced into the bladder in order to visualize the ...Read more

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What exactly is a retrograde pyelogram?

What exactly is a retrograde pyelogram?

Xray with contrast: Rarely done nowadays. Crags taken after injecting dye into urinary tract. ...Read more

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Could you explain the term "retrograde pyelogram" to me?

Could you explain the term "retrograde pyelogram" to me?

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. ...Read more

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What can I do before a retrograde pyelogram?

What can I do before a retrograde pyelogram?

Hydrate well: Hydrate well, keep your stomach empty overnight. Last thing you want is to get nauseous. ...Read more

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What exactly is retrograde pyelogram?

What exactly is retrograde pyelogram?

Retrograde: Pyelogram is a procedure typically performed by a urologist. He/she injects contrast into the ureter in order to visualize the ureter and kidney. The flow of contrast (up from the bladder to the kidney) is opposite the usual flow of urine, hence the retrograde name. ...Read more

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Could a doctor please explain the term "retrograde pyelogram" to me?

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 ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get a cystoscopy with retrograde pyelography done?

Does it hurt to get a cystoscopy with retrograde pyelography done?

Can if awake: Passage of cystoscope can be uncomfortable or painful, more so for men who should request use of a flexible cystoscope. Kidney pelvis distention can cause flank pain during the retrograde injection of contrast medium. We always do it under general anesthesia for children. Women could request that urologist uses a pediatric cystoscope which is much slimmer + would be much more comfortable. ...Read more

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I had a cystoscopy with left retrograde friday. How soon can I resume having sex?

I had a cystoscopy with left retrograde friday. How soon can I resume having sex?

See below: Whenever you feel comfortable doing so, unless you also had any vaginal incisions done concurrently. ...Read more

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I was prescribed percocets for pain but the pharmacy closed. Can I use my Aleve till the morning? I had cystoscopy left retrograde today.

I was prescribed percocets for pain but the pharmacy closed. Can I use my Aleve till the morning? I had cystoscopy left retrograde today.

Post-cystoscopy pain: If Percocet was prescribed for post-op pain, should be okay to skip it. Tylenol should be safe. Aleve can be taken if not has stopped or okayed by your doctor. In short, not sure Percocet is needed for this without knowing more detail. ...Read more

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I'm having very immense kidney pain from a cystoscopy with left retrograde. The percocets aren't working. If i go to the ER what would they do?

See below: They will probably check for UTI (urinalysis) and check blood work, as well as a renal us or possibly ct to see if your kidney is swollen (aka hydronephrosis). Transient ureteral obstruction related to internal swelling can occur from time to time after procedures such as the one you had. It typically improves within 24-48 hours with hydration and pain control. Good luck! ...Read more

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