Urethrogram(RGU) or Retrograde Urethrogram is done to study the behavior of the urethra.
What is Urethrogram(RGU)?
Urethrogram(RGU) is an X-ray method to detect problems with the urinary passage.
- Urethrogram(RGU) is done in males usually.
- It is done to observe any issues with the urethra like the strictures or the narrowing of the urethra.
- Various symptoms like difficulty in passing urine, or an injury to the part or having a poor urinary system are the main reasons why Urethrogram(RGU) is done.
The test results help doctors decide the future course of events.
How is Urethrogram(RGU) performed?
Urethrogram(RGU) is performed as follows:
- Local anesthesia is given to the patient through the urinary outlet.
- It is done so that the contrast dye can be administered in the same way. It is administered using a catheter.
- Then the x-ray is done to capture all images of the urethra.
The process is completed under the strict supervision of expert doctors.
Side effects/risks of Urethrogram(RGU)
Side effects of Urethrogram(RGU) may be some or one of the following:
- Discomfort while giving the anesthesia.
- Rarely, the patient may feel pain when anesthesia is given. This should be immediately reported.
- In rare cases, the patient may develop an allergy to the contrast material.
Preparation before performing Urethrogram(RGU)
Preparation of Urethrogram(RGU) is:
- If the patient has a persisting problem of pus in urine, urinary tract infection, burning sensation while urinating or fever, then he would be treated for these conditions before taking up the test.
Post-care after Urethrogram(RGU)
Post care for Urethrogram(RGU) is:
- Keep a check while passing urine. If there is scrotal pain or fever, the patient must see the doctor.
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