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My daughter is having a micturating cystourethrogram/ will it hurt?

My daughter is having a micturating cystourethrogram/ will it hurt?

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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What is a voiding cystourethrogram?

What is a voiding cystourethrogram?

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

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What is voiding cystourethrogram?

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

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What is the definition or description of: voiding cystourethrogram?

What is the definition or description of: voiding cystourethrogram?

Test bladder functio: Test for bladder function, done typically with contrast to evaluate for ureteral reflux or other neurogenic bladder issues. ...Read more

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What is voiding cystourethrogram for adult?

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

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Voiding cystourethrogram (vcug) procedure?

What is question?: Cath in bladder, filled with contrast, urinate and get x-rays. Can show reflux and urethral abnormalities. ...Read more

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Voiding cystourethrogram (vcug) pain?

Voiding cystourethrogram (vcug) pain?

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

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Voiding cystourethrogram (vcug) question--what medication is used?

Voiding cystourethrogram (vcug) question--what medication is used?

Cystografin contrast: Is the "dye" used, it is introduced through a catheter and is not medication. I personally have gentamicin 80mg added to the cystografin before instillation into bladder to reduce the mild risk of causing a UTI to virtually nil. ...Read more