I had a IVP done today and I noticed that one of my kidneys didn't light up with the contrast. My left kidney show only a little bit of flow with the contrast...while the right kidney light up all over and show the whole shape.
Why my lest kidney was so dark in all of the x-ray with contrast?
I have been passing kidney stone...
My bladder and my urethra are in constant pain.
Why my lesf kidney didn't light up?
Thank you, Damaris
An IVP is a test that uses contrast agent (dye) that is injected into a vein to outline the kidneys, ureters and bladder on an X-ray. A urologist is likely to order this test if a patient complains of pain in their side, blood in the urine (hematuria) or any stone-related symptoms.
If one of the kidneys doesn't light up, it may suggest a blockage of the artery leading to that kidney (i.e. renal artery stenosis). Further testing to evaluate this would include an MRA of the artery or a spiral CT scan with angiography. These tests can be discussed with your personal physician.
Followup with your personal physician is essential.
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