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Intravenous Pyelogram Side Effects
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
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
What tests diagnose kidney cancer? My doctor wants me to have an intravenous pyelogram. Is he looking for cancer?
Get drunk: Not a great idea. Doubt your doc. Would ok that. ...Read more
Possiby: Intravenous immunoglobulin (ivig) is a blood product collected from donations from hundreds of individuals, so there is the theoretical possibility of typical transfusion problems i.e. Infection, reaction etc. In the U.S. However production of this product is so controlled and processing involves, detergent washing and treating the product, so it is less likely to cause problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the benefits/side effects of oral iron vs intravenous iron? My hematologist wants to start me on intravenous iron.
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