(IVP; Excretory Urography; Intravenous Urography [IVU])
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Reasons for Test
- Allergic reaction to the contrast material
- Kidney failure
- Allergy to the iodine contrast dye
- Blood disorders
- Poor kidney function
- Certain medications
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 enemas to empty your digestive system. 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
National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov
Urology Care Foundation http://www.urologyhealth.org
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
Kidney Foundation of Canada 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 August 12, 2014.
Intravenous pyelogram. Radiological Society of North America Radiology Info website. Available at: http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=ivp. Updated April 19, 2013. Accessed August 12, 2014.
- Reviewer: Adrienne Carmack, MD
- Review Date: 08/2014 -
- Update Date: 00/52/2014 -