(IVP; Excretory Urography; Intravenous Urography [IVU])
|The Male Urinary System|
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Reasons for Test
- Allergic reaction to the contrast material
- Kidney failure
- Allergy to contrast dye (iodine)
- Blood disorders
- Poor kidney function
- Taking certain medicines
What to Expect
Prior to test
- You will need to have kidney function tests.
- The day before the test, you may be asked to use laxatives and possibly enemas to clean out your gut. This is because stool in the intestines may make it harder to read the x-ray pictures.
- Do not eat or drink after midnight.
Description of the Test
How Long Will It Take?
Will It Hurt?
Call Your Doctor
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Itching or skin rash
- Shortness of breath
American Urological Association http://www.urologyhealth.org
National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/index-eng.php
Kidney Foundation of Canada Northern Alberta http://www.kidney.ca
Guide to diagnostic tests. Harvard Health Publications website. Available at: http://www.health.harvard.edu/diagnostic-tests/intravenous-pyelogram.htm . Accessed October 20, 2009.
Intravenous pyelogram. Radiology Info website. Available at: http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=ivp . Updated June 2009. Accessed October 20, 2009.
- Reviewer: Adrienne Carmack, MD
- Review Date: 09/2012 -
- Update Date: 00/91/2012 -