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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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Voiding Cystourethrogram (Definition)

Test for bladder function, done typically with contrast to evaluate for ureteral reflux or ...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 cystoscopy?

What is a cystoscopy?

An office procedure.: Cystoscopy is a procedure where a small cystoscope, about the width of a pencil, is placed into the bladder through the urethra. It is used by doctors to visualize the lining of the bladder, looking for anatomic abnormalities, stones, inflammation, and tumors. If performed in the clinic, no general anesthesia is used, only a local numbing gel. ...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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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 a urinary catheter?

What is a urinary catheter?

Catheter: A flexible tube placed into the bladder through the urethra for the purpose of draining urine from the bladder. ...Read more

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What is a urethral sling?

What is a urethral sling?

Incontinence proced.: A "mid-urethral sling" is a thin band of material surgical placed around the middle of the urethra, to stabilize the urethra and control leakage of urine. There are several types. The tvt, tension free vaginal tape, is now considered the gold standard for repair of genuine urinary stress incontinence. ...Read more

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What is a urologist?

What is a urologist?

Genito-urinary Dr: Specialist dealing with aspects of urinary tract disease, abnormalities or abnormalities including infections, cancer, urinary incontinence, voiding difficulties. Also male genital ; sex related problems including need for reconstructive surgery of penis, scrotum testes ; ambiguous genitalia. Also trans-sexual ; adrenal gland surgery.Pediatric urologists reconstruct genitalia in young ; baby girls. ...Read more

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What is a ureterocele?,

What is a ureterocele?,

Ureterocele is : a birth defect that causes swelling at the base of a ureter (tube from kidney to bladder) If could cause urine blockage or reflux. ...Read more

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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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What is a CT cystogram?

What is a CT cystogram?

Two ways: Sometimes, if there is concern for bladder injury, a catheter is placed in bladder and the bladder is filled with contrast prior to ct. However, it can also be done with a high dose contrast ct protocol. The contrast is given IV and ct images of kidneys, ureter and bladder are then obtained. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a cystoscopy and a cystourethroscopy?

What is the difference between a cystoscopy and a cystourethroscopy?

Same: Assuming no anatomy altering previous surgery, they are the same since the entryway to the bladder is through the urethra ...Read more

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What is a stenes cyst?

What is a stenes cyst?

Skene's cysts?: Skene's glands (periurethral or paraurethral glands) are located next to the distal end of the urethra. Cysts form if the gland's duct is obstructed, usually because the gland is infected. The infected glands or cysts occur mainly in adults. Cysts may form abscesses or cause urethral obstruction and recurrent uti's. ...Read more

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What is pneumaturia after cystoscopy?

Air in bladder: when cystoscopy was performed is common that small amount of air is pushed to the retreat into the bladder by the scope. Ultimately this airs expelled through the urethra with the urine. ...Read more

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What happens at a urologist apptment if interstitial cystitis is suspected?

What happens at a urologist apptment if interstitial cystitis is suspected?

Cystoscopy: 1st appointment consultation and maybe exam. later a cystoscopy which looks inside the bladder. this is how interstitial cystitis is diagnosed ...Read more

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What is involved is seeing a urologist for a cystoscopy?

What is involved is seeing a urologist for a cystoscopy?

Several steps.: Cystoscopies are commonly office procedures. You will be asked to undress, put on a gown, then lie on table or chair. Your groin is prepped with antiseptic solution. A numbing gel may be placed in your urethra. A cystoscope will be placed into the bladder by the urologist; the initial entry is the most uncomfortable part. Irrigating fluid will enter your bladder. You may get an antibiotic. ...Read more

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What is a urinalysis?

What is a urinalysis?

Routine lab test: We'll look for blood, protein, glucose and some other things. If there's a concern, we'll look at the urine under the microscope. It's worth doing yearly. ...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 a cyst?

What is a cyst?

A sack of fluid: A cyst is a fluid filled sac that usually has a thin wall (capsule) and is filled with a watery fluid. Complex cysts may have multiple fluid sacs all bunched together. They are usually treated by drainage though often the capsule neds to be removed to prevent recurrence. Other cysts may have thicker contents. If it is filled with pus its usually referred to as an abscess. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What is a ureterolithotomy?

What is a ureterolithotomy?

Removal of stone: It is a procedure whereby a telescope goes into the bladder then up the ureter to remove a kidney stone that is stuck in the ureter (the tube from the kidney to the bladder) ...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?

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 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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Whats 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

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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 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)?

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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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?

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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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 .Whats 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 .Whats 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

Urination (Definition)

The act of passing your ...Read more