Intravenous Pyelogram

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Last Updated: 02 May 2022
a medullary sponge kidney as seen in an intravenous pyelogram "a medullary sponge kidney as seen in an intravenous pyelogram", by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health. Drawing of a medullary sponge kidney as seen in an intravenous pyelogram. The background is black. The large part of the kidney appears to be porous, like a sponge....

Intravenous pyelogram is an x-ray test that uses a shot of comparison material to evaluate your kidneys, ureters and bladder and assistance diagnose blood in the urine or pain in your side or lower back. An IVP might provide enough information to permit your doctor to treat you with medicine and stay clear of surgical procedure. Your doctor might instruct you to take a mild laxative the night before the exam and to not eat or drink anything after midnight. An intravenous pyelogram is an x-ray assessment of the kidneys, ureters and urinary bladder that uses iodinated comparison material infused into blood vessels. An IVP is carried out in a hospital radiology department or a health treatment provider's office. You might be asked to take some medicine to clear your bowels prior to the treatment to provide a better sight of the urinary system tract. You will require to empty your bladder right before the treatment begins. Prior to the final photo is taken, you will be asked to urinate again. You must drink lots of fluids to aid eliminate all the contrast dye from your body. You will be asked to use a health center dress and to remove all fashion jewelry. An intravenous pyelogram lets your doctor see your kidneys, your bladder and televisions that lug urine from your kidneys to your bladder. Your medical professional may suggest an intravenous pyelogram if you're experiencing signs and symptoms, such as pain in your side or back or blood in your urine, that may be associated with urinary tract disorder. In the past, intravenous pyelogram was the most often used imaging test for examining possible urinary tract disorders.

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