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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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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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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 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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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 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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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What does pyelogram mean exactly?

What does pyelogram mean exactly?

A picture of pelvis: It is an X-ray picture with dye of the pelvis of the kidneys, either from above or below. From above, dye is infused IV and filtered into kidneys (iv pyelogram) then goes to pelvis of kidneys which is the funnel connection bet a kidney and a ureter. From below means a urologist injects a dye upwards the ureter using a scope then takes the picture (ascending pyelogram). It shows stones or tumors. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How should I properly prepare for a pyelogram?

How should I properly prepare for a pyelogram?

Unclear: If you mean intravenous pyelogram, then there is no specific preparation but need no heavy breakfast e.g. Clear liquids like juice since I.V. Contrast could cause nausea. But if you mean a retrograde pyelogram, a contrast injected in the urethra and bladder upwards to kidneys by the urologist, then you need to be fasting after midnight to avoid vomiting and aspiration during procedure. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can I drink the night before an intraveneous pyelogram (ipv)?

Can I drink the night before an intraveneous pyelogram (ipv)?

Best not to: Alcohol/ethanol tends to dehydrate the body. Ivp's use intravenous contrast ("dye") which may be harmful to a dehydrated kidney system. Same goes for any imaging study that requires the use of contrast. Hydrate your body with water/juice; save the alcohol for later. ...Read more

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Is having an intravenous pyelogram safe safe if I had anaphylactic reaction before if allergic to ivp dye?

Is having an intravenous pyelogram safe safe if I had anaphylactic reaction before if allergic to ivp dye?

Caution!: A previous anaphylactic reaction to iodinated contrast material is a major red flag for future contrast administration. In those rare cases when contrast administration is felt to be essential the patient is put on pre-medication with steroids and be admitted to the hospital but most people would do everything possible to avoid giving any more contrast material. ...Read more

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What tests diagnose kidney cancer? My doctor wants me to have an intravenous pyelogram. Is he looking for cancer?

What tests diagnose kidney cancer? My doctor wants me to have an intravenous pyelogram. Is he looking for cancer?

Kidney cancer: The best test for kidney cancer remains ct scan or mri. I v p has a limited roll in urology at this point in time. At one time it was all we had, however it is seldom ordered now, particularly when trying to rule out renal tumor. ...Read more

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What's retrograde ejaculation like?

What's retrograde ejaculation like?

Feels like orgasm: But semen flows backwards into the bladder. This means a dry ejaculation because semen doesn't flow down & out of the urethra. ...Read more

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How do you fix retrograde ejaculation?

How do you fix retrograde ejaculation?

Depends upon cause: Not fixable after prostatectomy or resection of bladder neck. Stop or change drugs which cause re, flomax, (tamsulosin) antihypertensives & some antidepressants. Re from nerve damage from diabetes or multiple sclerosis may respond to imipramine, antihistamines or decongestants like sudafed or ephedrine. Subjects needing to overcome infertility may need assisted reproductive technology to harvest sperm for ai. ...Read more

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How is retrograde ejaculation treated?

How is retrograde ejaculation treated?

Medical, IUI or IVF: Retrograde ejaculation can be caused by injury to the nerves through surgery or from diabetes. Medical treatments can sometimes be used to increase the sphincter pressure of the bladder so sperm will come out instead of back. Otherwise, ejaculating, voiding afterward then quickly processing the sample for use with insemination or ivf is necessary. ...Read more

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How can you cure retrograde ejaculation?

See a: Urologist for your best treatment options. It cannot always be cured, but can sometimes be helped. See a urologist. ...Read more

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What does retrograde ejaculation feel like?

What does retrograde ejaculation feel like?

Feels like orgasm: But semen flows backwards into the bladder. This means a dry ejaculation because semen doesn't flow down & out of the urethra. ...Read more

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What can one do to address retrograde amnesia?

What can one do to address retrograde amnesia?

Just let it go: Amnesia is the loss of memory concerning an event. If there is loss of memory for a period of time before the event, it is called antegrade amnesia. If there is loss of memory for a period after the event, it is called retrograde amnesia. There may be some recovery of memory over time, but often there is permanent loss of memory, especially retrograde. This can be a protective effect. ...Read more

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Retrograde ejaculation! Help, what causes this?

Ejaculation: Medication (alpha-blockers), diabetes, prior surgery just to name a few. See a urologist for full evaluation. ...Read more

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Is retrograde ejaculation related to any medications?

Is retrograde ejaculation related to any medications?

Retrgate ejaculation: Yes it is a common side effect of tamsulosin (flomax), which is used for benign prostatic hypertrophy. Also some antidepressant and antipsychotic meds, and people who take these medication, when stopped the condition gets corrected. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: retrograde ejaculation?

What is the definition or description of: retrograde ejaculation?

Retrograde ejaculation: Retro grade ejaculation is when the muscle that leads into the bladder does not close off during the act of ejaculation. The semen will enter into the bladder and not through the opening of the penis. If the male produces a urine specimen then sperm can be found in the urine. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I am 18, do I have retrograde ejaculation?

Dry climax: This is often misdiagnosed on history. You have the feeling of an orgasm but no semen comes out -- it goes into your bladder. If this is you, talk with your physician. Or if you have other questions here that would call for a good physical exam, ask your physician. Best wishes. ...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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What would cause retrograde ejaculation to revert back to normal on its own?

What would cause retrograde ejaculation to revert back to normal on its own?

Alpha blockers, TURP: The most common non surgical cause is the use of Alpha blockers (flomax, (tamsulosin) rapaflo).
The surgical cause is the TURP type of procedures eg. Green light laser, button evaporation or incision of bladder neck. The reason is that in these procedures bladder neck is opened up and semen finds it easier to pass into the bladder than go down a long way into the penis and out. ...Read more

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