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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What are the differences between intravenous pyelogram and retrograde pyelogram?

What are the differences between intravenous pyelogram and retrograde pyelogram?

Venous vs urethra: Intravenous pyelogram demonstrates kidneys, ureters and bladder by intravenous injection of contrast material while with retrograde study scope is introduced via urethra with injection of contrast material directly into ureters and kidneys.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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Having very bad kidney pain. I had a cystoscopy left retrograde. What can I do besides taking percocets. It's hurts so bad?

Having very bad kidney pain. I had a cystoscopy left retrograde. What can I do besides taking percocets. It's hurts so bad?

Ureteral Colic: If you only had a retrograde without a stent, your pain can be related to some swelling where the ureter enters the bladder. This can cause delayed pain after the procedure. Increasing water intake and taking aleve (naproxen) twice a day with food is what I recommend to my patients with similar symptoms. If there is a stent present then medications (? -blockers +/- bladder spasm medications) help a bunch.

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Would marijuana help with kidney pain I'm having from a. Cystoscopy left retrograde?

Would marijuana help with kidney pain I'm having from a. Cystoscopy left retrograde?

Marijuana: Each state specifies different conditions as indications for medical marijuana use. However, I know of no states that would consider acute discomfort from a medical procedure to be an indication. It does have some chronic pain indications. So - would not recommend it's use for this specific purpose. Please talk to your physician if your pain is inadequately controlled. Take care.

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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?

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!

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Had a cystoscopy with left retrograde yesterday. After I peed and wiped the tissue was light pink. Now I am peeing blood. Darker red. Is this normal?

Had a cystoscopy with left retrograde yesterday. After I peed and wiped the tissue was light pink. Now I am peeing blood. Darker red. Is this normal?

Cystocopy bleeding: Bleeding after this type of test can be normal but should stop after 48 hours. If this continues, be sure to contact your doctor.

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

I was prescribed percocets for pain but the pharmacy closed. Can I use my Aleve (naproxen) 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 (acetaminophen) 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.

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Do we have any treatement for Retrograde ejaculation caused due to cystoscopy and laser BNI and also orchidectmy for one testis done?

Do we have any treatement for Retrograde ejaculation caused due to cystoscopy and laser BNI and also orchidectmy for one testis done?

No, ...: Surgically induced retrograde ejaculation can not be amended to attest: Life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, & continuation. But, if drug-related like from alpha-blocker, stopping drug will reverse to normal. Removing a testis suggests you got disease-usually infection-of testis beyond drug can help. More on voiding? Go to http://formefirst. Com/TroublingVoiding-Men. Html. Best...

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Last night I took an Aleve (naproxen) for pain of cystoscopy retrograde. I took 4 percocets & I went to the ER for a shot of toradol. I am now extremelyy sleepy.

Cystoscopy pain: Pain after a cystoscop y is short lived. Rest and mild analgesics should help. 4 percocets, alive and toradol would make anyone drowsy. Should go away within 8-12 hrs unless you continue to take percocet. Take only one every 8 hrs rather than 4 at a time. See your urologist if pain persists beyond 3 days for reevaluation

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How much pain associated wit a retrograde pyleogram?

Pain: None, or very little and this depends on the expertise of the administering person

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What are some side effects of a intravenous pyelogram?

What are some side effects of a intravenous pyelogram?

Kidney failure: It could happen if the baseline kidney function before the procedure is significantly altered. Also, allergy to the contrast is not very rare causing flushing and shortness of breath.

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How is an intravenous pyelogram actually performed?

How is an intravenous pyelogram actually performed?

By injecting dye: When a contrast material is injected into a vein in the patient's arm, it travels through the blood stream and collects in the kidneys and urinary tract, turning these areas bright white on the x-ray images. An ivp allows the radiologist to view and assess the anatomy and function of the kidneys, ureters and the bladder.

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