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What are some alternatives to retrograde pyelogram?

What are some alternatives to retrograde pyelogram?

CT renal exam: A ct without and then with IV contrast may give an accurate evaluation of the kidneys and ureters. Occasionally, small tumors, or stones may only be seen by retrograde pyelography. ...Read more

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What exactly is retrograde pyelogram?

What exactly is retrograde pyelogram?

Retrograde: Pyelogram is a procedure typically performed by a urologist. He/she injects contrast into the ureter in order to visualize the ureter and kidney. The flow of contrast (up from the bladder to the kidney) is opposite the usual flow of urine, hence the retrograde name. ...Read more

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What exactly is a retrograde pyelogram?

What exactly is a retrograde pyelogram?

Xray with contrast: Rarely done nowadays. Crags taken after injecting dye into urinary tract. ...Read more

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What can I do before a retrograde pyelogram?

What can I do before a retrograde pyelogram?

Hydrate well: Hydrate well, keep your stomach empty overnight. Last thing you want is to get nauseous. ...Read more

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Could you explain the term "retrograde pyelogram" to me?

Could you explain the term "retrograde pyelogram" to me?

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 more

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What are the differences between intravenous pyelogram and retrograde pyelogram?

What are the differences between intravenous pyelogram and retrograde pyelogram?

Venous vs urethra: Intravenous pyelogram demonstrates kidneys, ureters and bladder by intravenous injection of contrast material while with retrograde study scope is introduced via urethra with injection of contrast material directly into ureters and kidneys. ...Read more

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Could a doctor please explain the term "retrograde pyelogram" to me?

Could a doctor please explain the term "retrograde pyelogram" to me?

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

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How much pain associated wit a retrograde pyleogram?

Pain: None, or very little and this depends on the expertise of the administering person ...Read more

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How is an intravenous pyelogram actually performed?

How is an intravenous pyelogram actually performed?

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 more

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What does pyelogram mean exactly?

What does pyelogram mean exactly?

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 more

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What are some side effects of a intravenous pyelogram?

What are some side effects of a intravenous pyelogram?

Kidney failure: It could happen if the baseline kidney function before the procedure is significantly altered. Also, allergy to the contrast is not very rare causing flushing and shortness of breath. ...Read more

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How should I properly prepare for a pyelogram?

How should I properly prepare for a pyelogram?

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 more

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Can I drink the night before an intraveneous pyelogram (ipv)?

Can I drink the night before an intraveneous pyelogram (ipv)?

Best not to: Alcohol/ethanol tends to dehydrate the body. Ivp's use intravenous contrast ("dye") which may be harmful to a dehydrated kidney system. Same goes for any imaging study that requires the use of contrast. Hydrate your body with water/juice; save the alcohol for later. ...Read more

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Is having an intravenous pyelogram safe safe if i had anaphylactic reaction before if allergic to ivp dye ?

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 more

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What tests diagnose kidney cancer? My doctor wants me to have an intravenous pyelogram. Is he looking for cancer?

What tests diagnose kidney cancer? My doctor wants me to have an intravenous pyelogram. Is he looking for cancer?

Kidney cancer: The best test for kidney cancer remains ct scan or mri. I v p has a limited roll in urology at this point in time. At one time it was all we had, however it is seldom ordered now, particularly when trying to rule out renal tumor. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Alpha blockers : A 25 yr old male is exceedingly unlikely to have bph. I'm uncertain why your dr has prescribed flomax (tamsulosin)? You may want to seek out evaluation of your voiding symptoms by a urologist. ...Read more

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Flomax (tamsulosin) works perfectly to control urgency, my only BPH symptom. However, it causes retrograde ejaculation. An alternative without this side-effect?

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