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Home-going care after VCUG/Nuclear Cystogram

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This handout was written to answer some questions most often asked about home-going care after VCUG/Nuclear Cystogram. Please feel free to ask your doctor or nurse to go over any information you do not understand.

1. Give your child lots to drink today (water or juices are best).
2. Sometimes it may be hard for your child to urinate after the test. This is because of the tube placed into the bladder.
3. If your child does not urinate within eight hours at home, call your child’s doctor. If you can’t reach your child’s doctor, please call or take your child to an urgent care center or an emergency department.
4. Some children may complain of pain when they urinate. This is normal. The pain usually goes away after the first or second time your child urinates.
5. Sometimes there may be a small amount of blood in the urine after the test. This is not uncommon. If you continue to see blood in your child’s urine or it worsens, contact your child’s doctor.
6. If your child gets a fever, please call your child’s doctor.
7. If you have any questions, please call the Medical Imaging Department at 937-641-3888 or 1-800-228-4055.

The results from your test will be sent to your referring physician, usually within a week.

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Thank you for choosing Dayton Children’s. The Medical Imaging Department is committed to providing the best pediatric imaging care in the Miami Valley area. This care will be provided in a way that recognizes the needs of children and families for respect, privacy and involvement in care decisions. Our staff is committed to ensuring good care during every visit. If we have not met your expectations, please call our customer hotline, 937-641-4646.


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Corregido: 2005

The information contained in this handout is for general information only and should not be considered complete. For specific information about bathing your baby, please ask your doctor or nurse practitioner.

Additional information may be located in the Family Resource Center, 2nd floor, near the Outpatient Surgery Center. Hours of the center vary; please contact the Family Resource Center at 937-641-3700.

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Revised: 2005


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