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Doctor insights on: Intravenous Pyelogram Side Effects

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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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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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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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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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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 there any side effects of immunoglobulin intravenous medication?

Is there any side effects of immunoglobulin intravenous medication?

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 more

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What are the benefits/side effects of oral iron vs intravenous iron? My hematologist wants to start me on intravenous iron.

What are the  benefits/side effects of oral iron vs intravenous iron? My hematologist wants to start me on intravenous iron.

No difference: There is no difference in efficacy betweein oral and IV iron. However, there is 1005 absorption of IV iron and it bypasses all the GI issues of oral iron ...Read more