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What Are Some Alternatives To Retrograde Pyelogram
Pyelogram: Is an invasive procedure in which you place a cystoscope through the urethra, then pass a small catheter through the scope into the opening of the ureter into the bladder and inject contrast material into the kidney to study the anatomy of the drainage system of the kidney and take x.-rays usually under fluoroscopic control. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Study of kidneys and: Normally the kidneys and ureters are studied by IVP exam where contrast is injected into veins and excreted by the kidneys. Sometimes, visualizations by this method is inadequate. Thru a cystoscope or ureteroscope, a small catheter is inserted into the ureter and contrast injected into the ureter visualizing it and the renal collecting system, the renal pelvis, thus a retrograde pyelogram ...Read more
Pain: None, or very little and this depends on the expertise of the administering person ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A picture of pelvis: It is an x ray picture with dye of the pelvis of the kidneys, either from above or below. From above, dye is infused IV and filtered into kidneys (iv pyelogram) then goes to pelvis of kidneys which is the funnel connection bet a kidney and a ureter. From below means a urologist injects a dye upwards the ureter using a scope then takes the picture (ascending pyelogram). It shows stones or tumors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get drunk: Not a great idea. Doubt your doc. Would ok that. ...Read more
Unclear: If you mean intravenous pyelogram, then there is no specific preparation but need no heavy breakfast e.g. Clear liquids like juice since I.V. Contrast could cause nausea. But if you mean a retrograde pyelogram, a contrast injected in the urethra and bladder upwards to kidneys by the urologist, then you need to be fasting after midnight to avoid vomiting and aspiration during procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi I have done CT scan pyelogram and it shows severe left sided hydroneprosis and a stone of 0.5cm at uv junctoin kindly guide me management of it plz?
Stone: You need to have that stone removed asap, see a urologist. ...Read more
What tests diagnose kidney cancer? My doctor wants me to have an intravenous pyelogram. Is he looking for cancer?
Are there alternative's to flomax (tamsulosin)? Something without the retrograde ejac. Side effect? My doctor said not to worry but its not very pleasant.
Flomax (tamsulosin) works perfectly to control urgency, my only BPH symptom. However, it causes retrograde ejaculation. An alternative without this side-effect?
Here are some ...: Nothing is free but always comes with a price. Likewise, using Flomax (tamsulosin) accompanies with its unique retrograde ejacualtion,which indicates its adequate ability to relax your bladder neck - a part of urinary sphincteric unit. So, if more baby making is not a concern for life now, stick to its use for LUTS. Otherwise, try one of 5-ARIs and see. More? Ask Doc timely so realign your care... ...Read more
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