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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Voiding Cystourethrogram (Overview)

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


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What's retrograde urethrogram with voiding cystourethrogram?

What's retrograde urethrogram with voiding cystourethrogram?

Urethrogram 2 ways: Urethra filled by retrograde instillation of x-ray contrast, in males, through a Foley catheter inflated just inside urethral opening or with a special retrograde urethrogram device attached to a syringe filling urethra and bladder until bladder full & patient voids. Or in both sexes bladder filled via a catheter which is then removed & urethra then filled from below by syringe. Best urethral pics. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
9 Doctors shared insights

Voiding Cystourethrogram (Overview)

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


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Retrograde urethrogram with voiding cystourethrogram, what does this mean?

Retrograde urethrogram with voiding cystourethrogram, what does this mean?

Urinary problems: A retrograde urethrogram is when a tiny catheter is put into the opening of the urethra (penis in males) and pictures are taken as the dye is injected backwards. A voiding study is the opposite, contrast is put into the bladder with a catheter and pictures are taken as the patient pees the contrast out. ...Read more

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Retrograde urethrogram with voiding cystourethrogram please help me prepare?

Dye to &from bladder: Retrograde urethrogram performed be retrograde instillation of urographic contrast medium (dye) from urethral meatus (opening) backwards up the bladder. Voiding cystourethrogram is performed by having a small catheter passed up urethra into th bladder which is then filled with contrast until full and subject then urinates whilst entire study is monitored by xray fluoroscopy. ...Read more

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Retrograde urethrogram with voiding cystourethrogram please help, what to expect?

Retrograde urethrogram with voiding cystourethrogram please help, what to expect?

Fluoroscopic study: Fluoroscopic imaging of bladder and urethra. Usually small catheter is placed through urethra into the bladder. This hurts slightly for a few seconds. Contrast material is placed by gravity via catheter into bladder filling up bladder until patient gets urge to void. Patient then is also imaged voiding. ...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 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 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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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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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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Wat is a voiding cystourethrogram (vcug)?

Wat is a voiding cystourethrogram (vcug)?

My take. ..: VCUG is a special X-Ray exam to visual if one has bladder-to-ureter / kidney reflux (backflow) or urethral stricture while voiding. For details of its current or evolving indication, techniques, alternatives, etc. Over the past 2-3 decades, ask the radiologist timely. ...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) 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

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What type of doctor can order a voiding cystourethrogram?

What type of doctor can order a voiding cystourethrogram?

Vcug: Usually a pediatric urologist

not usually ordered on adult pts. ...Read more

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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 the difference between a cystoscopy and a cystography?

What is the difference between a cystoscopy and a cystography?

X-Ray: Cystoscopy is a procedure involving a urologist looking inside the bladder with a lighted instrument. Cystography is an X-Ray of the bladder after contrast is placed into the bladder via a catheter, usually to check for vesicoureteral reflux or a bladder leak after surgery. ...Read more

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I am retaining 350 to 550 CC's after voiding. Is that abnormal?

I am retaining 350 to 550 CC's after voiding. Is that abnormal?

Yes, get checked out: The normal bladder empties completely with urination. Urine can be retained in the bladder for two main reasons. Obstruction in the pathway from the bladder to the outside, usually caused by prostate gland enlargement or scar tissue (structure) in the urethra. Damage of the nerves to the bladder, or the bladder muscle fibers, decrease the bladder's ability to expel urine. You are retaining a lot. ...Read more

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How to treat residual urine after voiding due to acute prostatits (115ml)?

How to treat residual urine after voiding due to acute prostatits (115ml)?

Here are some...: It is hard to explain what you concern about in 400-letter space. Would you please take time & patience to peruse articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onBPH-LUTS-VoidingTrouble. Html. Thereby you gain much insight on how to work well with the doctor for right care. Clinically, the drug to relax bladder outlet would be the first choice with one to shrink the prostate follows as needed. Best... ...Read more

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Is voiding (urinating) every hour or every two hour normal. I have to go that much. And is there a pill to take to get it under control?

Is voiding (urinating) every hour or every two hour normal. I have to go that much. And is there a pill to take to get it under control?

Excess urination: You have to have a urine analysis to see if it could give you a clue to your frequent urination (F). If you have glucose in your urine sample, you have diabetes which requires control to stop the glucose from being there. If your F comes from drinking a lot of water, the specific gravity of your urine will be low. Blood work is also needed to arrive at a diagnosis. Go to an ER ASAP and good luck. ...Read more

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Hi get a problem when voiding. After end of stream of urine I fell there is a rest of urine and what to be out. What's the problem. ..With thanks?

Hi get a problem when voiding. After end of stream of urine I fell there is a rest of urine and what to be out. What's the problem. ..With thanks?

Incomplete emptying: The sensation of incomplete empyting of the bladder may suggest either dysfunction of the bladder or obstruction of the bladder by an enlarged prostate gland (usally occurs in older males). You should probably be evaluated by a urologist. ...Read more

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Why do they need voiding cystograms in children?

Why do they need voiding cystograms in children?

See below: This is done to see if there is any problems with the ureters, which lead from the kidneys to the bladder. Some children with recurrent uti's may have reflux of the urine from the bladder toward the kidneys, which is abnormal. However, the recommendation for obtaining this study has changed. It is not recommended as frequently any more. ...Read more

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Might I have diabetes? I've been drinking and voiding excessive fluids.

Might I have diabetes? I've been drinking and voiding excessive fluids.

It's possible: A common presentaton with new diabetes is excessive urination with excessive thirst. Simple blood work will give you the answer. ...Read more

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Can hold a litre of fluid without voiding; do I have an enlarged bladder?

Can hold a litre of fluid without voiding; do I have an enlarged bladder?

Yes: One should try to empty their bladder every 2-3 hours to avoid bladder emptying problems in the future. Chronic overdistention may lead to inability to void in the future. In the most severe cases kidney failure can occur. I see this problem once or twice a year. "never pass up the opportunity to urinate and void frequently". ...Read more

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I am a 27 y/o male who a few yrs ago started having nocturnal enuresis about 1/yr. I also continue to dribble after voiding. What is going on?

I am a 27 y/o male who a few yrs ago started having nocturnal enuresis about 1/yr. I also continue to dribble after voiding. What is going on?

Urologist: Nocturnal enuresis beginning in adulthood is always abnormal. It may be secondary to many conditions. An example would be sleep apnea. Post-void dribbling, while common, also is not normal. You should be fully evaluated by a urologist. ...Read more

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What are voiding diaries of urinary retention in men?

What are voiding diaries of urinary retention in men?

Here is. ..: Voiding diaries is the self-recorded detailed intake and urine output every single time serially for usually 2 days so to be analyzed and document patients' lifestyle in fluid intake and how much they void day and night. Thereby, the possibility of over drinking, polyuric nocturia, etc. Could be documented, and some realistic lifestyle can be adjusted and modified. More? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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After voiding, doing the exercises and putting in/on dry tampon and clothes, I still have the leakage.

After voiding, doing the exercises and putting in/on dry tampon and clothes, I still have the leakage.

Urine leakage: This is a common and frustrating problem that many ladies have, especially after having several babies.
You should see a specialist about this. If you have already seen a gyn specialist then you should see a urologist to help you with this condition. I assume the exercises you mentioned are the kagel exercises. If you are not doing the kagel exercise then you should start them. Goggle kagel. ...Read more

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43- yr old female. Recurrent uti's. Usually after marital sex (despite voiding and cleaning afterward). Is cystoscope really necessary? Options?

43- yr old female. Recurrent uti's. Usually after marital sex (despite voiding and cleaning afterward). Is cystoscope really necessary? Options?

Cystoscopy: Can be helpful in understanding recurring vs incompletely treated cystitis. Largely depends on how far apart your infections were and how well documented they were with cultures. Also, not everything that causes red or white blood cells in the urine is infectious. I would encourage you to have the cysto, especially if its a flex cysto in the office with local anesthetic. It's brief and simple. ...Read more

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1 year nursing student, I got 2hrs of sleep due to studying for imp test. I woke up extremely queasy, eating didn't help, voiding didn't help. Why?

1 year nursing student, I got 2hrs of sleep due to studying for imp test. I woke up extremely queasy, eating didn't help, voiding didn't help. Why?

Sleep deprivation: 2 hours is an inadequate amount of sleep and your body is telling you about it. Headache, nausea, lightheadedness trouble concentrating are all symptoms of sleep deprivation. Best to plan ahead so you can study and sleep. Your test scores will improve. ...Read more

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I am voiding excessive urine even I drink 500ml water in a day. I am voiding approx every 2 hours. Sugar is Normal, What happen to me? Urine is white

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I am voiding excessive urine even I drink 500ml water in a day. I am voiding approx every 2 hours. Sugar is Normal, What happen to me? Urine is white

Ok, most likely...: I assume white urine means clear urine; if so, your urine is diluted, Saying sugar is normal, do you mean blood sugar? If so, I assume kidney function was tested; if being normal, what you observed is okay for you. Without further info, it is hard to offer a sure answer. How to get the concerns straightened out rightly? Go to http://formefirst. Com/waterdrink. Html & to What to Do at Feeling Sick? ...Read more

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