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More uncomfortable: Than painful. Involves passage of a small caliber catheter via urethra into bladder. Bladder will then be filled with xray contrast (dye). She will be asked to urinate when her bladder is full and the study will be monitored by fluoroscopy. Hopefully staff will let you hold her hand whilst catheter is passed and during study. Not as bad as many parents think it will be. Good luck. ...Read more
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Lower UT X-Ray: Voiding cysto-urethrogram or VCUG is an xray study of bladder and urethra. Performed by instilling radio-opaque contrast medium, via a small caliber catheter, into the bladder. Subject then empties their bladder as the catheter is removed or around the catheter. Study is monitored by fluoroscopy. Anatomy of bladder and urethra, as well as ureter if reflux present, is demonstrated. ...Read more
Have the urge to urinate always even though bladder is empty.I wouldnt say pain, but iys more like the urge to micturate. Should i be worried?
Bladder+urethra xray: Vcug is a fluroscopic xray stud to demostrate bladder + urethra during filling + voiding. Catheter is introduced into the bladder which is slowly filled with xray contrast material, ideally with antibiotic to avoid causing a uti. Subject can hopefully urinate when bladder is full. Study demonstrates bladder + urethral abnormalities such as bladder reflux, outpouching diverticula, +voiding dynamics. ...Read more
Xray of bladder and: Urethra. Performed by passage of small catheter into bladder which is filled urographic contrast medium (like a dye) until it is full. Subject then urinates and entire study is monitored by xray fluoroscopy. Will demonstrate bladder reflux or diverticula or any urethral abnormalities. ...Read more
Uncomfortable: Passage of catheter is not very pleasant. Radiologist can use Lidocaine anesthetic gel. Voiding during and first void after study may sting a little. Essentially not painful. Request addition of antibiotic like gentamicin to the xray contrast fluid used to reduce risk of introducimg a uti. ...Read more