Is a VCUG painful?
A tiny catheter will be placed in order to fill your child’s bladder with a contrast liquid. This helps us get the best pictures of what’s going on inside his/her bladder while it’s filling and as your child urinates (pees). Once the catheter is inserted, the rest of the procedure is normally painless.
We understand this procedure can be difficult for some children. Therefore, we can offer your child the option of sedation. He/she will have restrictions on eating and drinking, which we will call you to explain in more detail 24 to 72 hours before you arrive.