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What Happens During a Retrograde Urethrogram?

This test is done in a hospital radiology unit, operating room, or a provider’s office. It is done by a doctor or an X-ray technician. No special set-up is needed.

You will lie on your back or side, and an x-ray of the urethra and bladder are taken. X-ray contrast agent (dye) is gently moved into your urethra. This may not be comfortable, but it doesn’t take long. More x-rays are taken with the dye to see your urethra more clearly.