Voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG): Caring for your child at home after the procedure

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Following a voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG) your child may feel pain while they urinate. Learn how to reduce discomfort from VCUG catheterization.

Key points

  • A voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG) is a test that uses X-rays and contrast medium to show what happens when your child pees.
  • Your child's urine may be pink and they may be sore for the first couple of days after the test.
  • Your child should drink a lot of water to help relieve any symptoms they have after the test.
Last updated: November 10th 2009