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Intravenous Pyelogram Ivp
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What tests diagnose kidney cancer? My doctor wants me to have an intravenous pyelogram. Is he looking for cancer?
Yes: The dye used for an ivp can be harmful to the kidney; the risk for harm is greater if you have reduced kidney function or diabetes. If there is any concern that you have actual kidney disease, your level of kidney function should be evaluated by checking the creatinine level in your blood. Ultrasound or noncon ct may provide similar information without contrast dye. ...Read more
Get drunk: Not a great idea. Doubt your doc. Would ok that. ...Read more
Nuclear & US scans: Intravenous pyelogram gives much better anatomic detail than either us or nuclear scan, now mostly replaced by ct & ultrasound. Mag3 nuclear scan best to quantitate obstruction & relative function. Dmsa nuclear scan best to demonstrate kidney scars & areas of diminished or absent function. Ultrasound scan uses no radiation, good for screening for hydronephrosis, kidney cysts, tumors & stones. ...Read more
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