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Cystogram

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 To evaluate the appearance and integrity of your bladder and urethra or to evaluate causes of urinary incontinence.

Preparation/instructions

 When you were referred by your physician for a radiological exam, you may have been told about certain instructions to be done prior to the exam, or when you were scheduling your appointment, the scheduler should have informed you about the preparations that should be done prior to your exam. If you did not or if you want a recheck, you can refer to the information listed below.

Keep in mind that you may have been given some additional or different instructions, based on your own particular circumstances. If you have any questions, please call our hotline 16171 or (202) 3336-3310 (Mohandeseen), (202) 2417 5556 (Heliopolis) or (202) 2528 4888 (Maadi) to speak with a radiologist if you have any questions. It is best to call between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m., Saturday through Thursday.


Instructions

If you are a woman of childbearing age and there is a chance that you may be pregnant, please consult your physician before scheduling this exam.

No preparation is necessary. You should empty your bladder before the examination.

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The procedure

Females:

    A technologist will escort you into an x-ray examination room, and take one or two x-ray films of your abdomen and pelvis. After a radiologist has reviewed these films, he or she will catheterize your bladder (unless you already have a catheter in place) and fill it with x-ray contrast material, also known as x-ray dye. Several x-ray films of your bladder and urethra will be taken. Depending upon the indication for the study and the x-ray findings, the uretharal catheter may be removed at the end of this study.

    Males:

    A technologist will escort you into an x-ray examination room, and take a film of your abdomen and pelvis. After a radiologist has reviewed this film, he or she will insert a small catheter into the tip of your penis, inflate a small balloon on the catheter to keep it in place, and inject x-ray contrast material, also known as x-ray dye, through the catheter to outline your urethra and urinary bladder. Several x-ray films of your bladder and urethra will be taken.

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After Care   

 You may resume normal activity. You may feel some irritation in your urethra after this examination. This is not uncommon or abnormal. You may also see a bit of blood in your urine for a day or two. This will disappear if it is related to the x-ray study. If it does not, call your doctor.

The radiologist's report of the results will be ready within 24 hours. Your doctor will discuss the results of the test with you.

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Please call our hotline 16171 or (202) 3336-3310 (Mohandeseen), (202) 2417 5556 (Heliopolis) or (202) 2528 4888 (Maadi) to speak with a radiologist if you have any questions. It is best to call between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m., Saturday through Thursday.

 

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