Top of the page
Your child had a test that took pictures of the bladder and urethra.
Your child may need to urinate more often for several days after the test. He or she may also notice some burning during and after urination. This usually goes away after 1 or 2 days. Your child's urine may look pink for several days.
Your child needs no special care after this test. You can make sure that your child drinks lots of fluids to help relieve the burning and help prevent a urinary infection.
This care sheet gives you a general idea about how long it will take for your child to recover. But each child recovers at a different pace. Follow the steps below to help your child get better as quickly as possible.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for any changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if your child has any problems.
Go to https://www.healthwise.net/patientEd
Enter M917 in the search box to learn more about "Voiding Cystourethrogram (VCUG) in Children: What to Expect at Home".
Current as of: February 10, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Care instructions adapted under license by your healthcare professional. If you have questions about a medical condition or this instruction, always ask your healthcare professional. Healthwise, Incorporated disclaims any warranty or liability for your use of this information.
©2006-2021 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.