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Voiding Cystourethrogram


A voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG) is an x-ray of your bladder and urethra while you urinate.


Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

Drink liquids as directed:

Ask your healthcare provider how much liquid to drink each day and which liquids are best for you. Healthy liquids include water, milk, and juice. Limit caffeine.

Contact your healthcare provider if:

  • You have a fever.
  • You have pain or discharge where the catheter was inserted.
  • You have pain when you urinates.
  • You have nausea or vomiting.
  • You have questions about your condition or care.

Return to the emergency department if:

  • Your urine is bright red.
  • You have severe pain.

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