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Intravenous Pyelogram
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

Intravenous Pyelogram Side Effects and Warnings

Written by FoundHealth.

Possible Complications

Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have an IVP, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:

  • Allergic reaction to the contrast material
  • Kidney failure

Some factors that may increase the risk of complications include:

  • Allergy to contrast dye (eg, iodine)
  • Blood disorders
  • Poor kidney function
  • Taking certain medicines

Pregnant women should not have this test.

Call Your Doctor

Call your doctor if you have any concerns after the procedure. Call if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Itching or skin rash
  • Shortness of breath

In case of emergency, call 911.



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