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.

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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...
Ivp. Iodinated contrast ( x-ray dye) is injected into a vein via an iv. You then wait until your kidneys start to clear it then take x rays at different intervals as it shows up in your kidney and urinary collecting system. Read more...

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...

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...
No. The risk of a systemic reaction to IV contrast is significantly elevated in patients who have had previous reactions to contrast dye. For these patients, it needs to be very clear that a contrast study is needed and if needed the patient must be pre medicated with antihistamines and steroids. Read more...

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

Probably . Probably not. An intravenous pyelogram (ivp) is a study that looks mostly at the way your body manages urine. It's used primarily to identify blockages in the tubes that collect and transport urine to the bladder. Ivp is not used very often these days, having been almost completely replaced by ct scanning. In fact, no one looking for kidney cancer would use an ivp instead of a ct scan or an ultrasound. Therefore, i think it's very unlikely that cancer is what's on your doctor's mind. Read more...
Pyelogram. Doubtful. Ct scan is the best test to detect kidney cancer followed by ultrasound. Pyelogram will detect any obstruction which could be from stones or cancer or even cysts. Stones are what it is classically used for. Hey, ask your doctor! he/she will tell you what they are looking for. Read more...
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...