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Doctor insights on: Renal Angiogram Side Effects

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How is a renal angiogram performed?

How is a renal angiogram performed?

Invasive examination: A renal angiogram is a minimally invasive examination. The doctor will likely enter the artery located in the right groin initially with a small needle and then change that for a plastic tube. A catheter (small plastic tube) is then advanced into the aorta and then selectively into the renal artery. A small amount of dye is then injected. Us, ct or MRI usually done before this test. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Angiogram (Definition)

An angiogram is a picture of the inside of ones blood vessel (vein or artery) created by injecting a clear liquid (radiopaque dye) which appears to be white (or ...Read more


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What to do if I have a renal angiogram?

What to do if I have a renal angiogram?

Read this:: http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx?ContentTypeID=92&ContentID=P07721

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Can you tell me about a renal angiogram?

Can you tell me about a renal angiogram?

Depends: On which type. Catheter / conventional renal arterogram versus cta or mra. Look up these tests at radiologyinfo.Org and sirweb.Org for detailed info. Best to start with renal vascular doppler. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about having a renal angiogram?

Can you tell me about having a renal angiogram?

Outpatient procedure: Usually, a needle stick in the groin under local anesthesia and some sedation. You may be groggy and may feel a transient warm sensation as the dye in injected, which will completely go away. Risks are low. ...Read more

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What does a renal angiogram test for?

Renal Arteries: A renal angiogram is a diagnostic test in which contrast is injected through the renal arteries to allow the cardiologist to visualize the renal arteries looking for blockages and good blood flow. ...Read more

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Are there side effects of an angiogram?

Yes: Side effects from the angiogram can be related to the procedure (bleeding or injury to the blood vessels from the catheters used to inject the contrast; embolization of intraluminal plaque or air from the catheter) or a reaction to the contrast (allergic reaction, kidney failure). ...Read more

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What are some medications that can cause side effects in older adults with renal dysfunction?

What are some medications that can cause side effects in older adults with renal dysfunction?

Antibiotic/heart med: Medications can be cleared either through the kidney or liver. If kidney function is impaired, certain drugs can accumulate to toxic levels. The most important of these include antibiotics and heart meds (including digoxin). There are a number of formulas avaiable to estimate the degree of kidney dysfunction and doctors will refer to these when making dosage adjustments. ...Read more

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How would you combat side effects of steroids after renal transplant?

How would you combat side effects of steroids after renal transplant?

Diet and exercise: The best way is to use the minimal doses possible. Corticosteroids have widespread effects on many organs and tissues. Controlling body weight and diet-calories, fat, and salt intake are most important. Keeping active with exercise to prevent bone disease is also helpful. ...Read more

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Two weeks ago began Duloxetine DR 60mg for neuropathy pain. Num new side effects. Also CKD pt, stage3 renal failure. Want to stop Rx. Safe to stop?

Two weeks ago began Duloxetine DR 60mg for neuropathy pain. Num new side effects. Also CKD pt, stage3 renal failure. Want to stop Rx. Safe to stop?

Talk to your doctor: You should talk to your doctor but if you have been taking it for only 2 weeks it should be fine to stop it. Depending on the side effects you're experiencing they might go away on their own. And you might do better starting at a slightly lower dose and then increasing the dose. ...Read more