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Dr. Mazen Ghani answered:

What exactly is retrograde pyelogram?

Retrograde

Urine
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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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa answered:

What exactly is a retrograde pyelogram?

Xray with contrast

Urinary
Rarely done nowadays. Crags taken after injecting dye into urinary tract.
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What can I do before a retrograde pyelogram?

Hydrate well

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Hydrate well, keep your stomach empty overnight. Last thing you want Is to get nauseous
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What are some alternatives to retrograde pyelogram?

CT renal exam

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

Can if awake

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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?

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Whenever you feel comfortable doing so, unless you also had any vaginal incisions done concurrently.
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Would marijuana help with kidney pain I'm having from a. Cystoscopy left retrograde ?

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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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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

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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 twice a day with food is what I recommend to my patients with similar symptoms. If there is a stent present then medications (α-blockers +/- bladder spasm medications) help a bunch.
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Dr. Bahman Omrani answered:

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

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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.
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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?

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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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