How do you perform a voiding Cystourethrogram?
Procedure: The procedure involves the use of a catheter, or soft plastic tube, which will be inserted into the urethra and into the bladder. The radiology nurse will carefully clean the urethral opening and the catheter will be inserted into the urethra and into the bladder.
How do you prepare for a Cystourethrogram?
Preparing for the test Tell your doctor if you are allergic to iodine. Iodine is usually used in the contrast material that the doctor will put in your bladder. Tell your doctor if you are or might be pregnant. Your doctor may not do the test if you are pregnant.
Is a voiding Cystourethrogram painful?
Voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG): Caring for your child at home after the procedure. Following a voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG) your child may feel pain while they urinate.
When would you use a voiding Cystourethrogram?
The most common reasons to perform a voiding cystourethrogram are:
- Persistent urinary tract infections.
- To evaluate reflux after certain medical procedures.
- Your family history of reflux.
- Prior urethral trauma, infections or surgery.
Is a Cystography painful?
People often worry that a cystoscopy will be painful, but it does not usually hurt. Tell your doctor or nurse if you feel any pain during it. It can be a bit uncomfortable and you may feel like you need to pee during the procedure, but this will only last a few minutes.
What do you need to know about a voiding cystourethrogram?
What is a voiding cystourethrogram? A voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG) is a test that uses a dye and X-rays to take pictures of the bladder and urethra during urination (voiding). It shows how well the bladder and its connecting tubes (the ureters and urethra) are working.
How is a cystourethrogram done in the abdomen?
A basic x-ray of the abdomen and pelvis is taken. This helps the doctor decide on the best way to position the test. Then a thin, flexible tube called a catheter is put through the urethra into the bladder. Dye is placed in the bladder through this tube.
How long does it take to pass urine after a cystourethrogram?
The radiation exposure during this test is relatively low. But women who are or may be pregnant should tell their doctor before the test. You may feel slight pain when passing urine for up to 48 hours. Your urine may also be slightly pink. You can go back to daily activities as soon as the test is done.
What causes a person to have trouble emptying the bladder?
The bladder has trouble emptying. The bladder or urethra has an unusual shape or size. A problem with the shape or size of the bladder or urethra is causing repeat urinary tract infections. Urine moves from the bladder back up to the kidney.