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Old 08-31-2003, 02:32 PM   #1
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I was recently diagnosed with an intestinal disorder called Celiac Disease, and have been having many complications as a result. Now I may have to undergo a CT scan, which will require an injection of iodine thru IV. I'm terribly nervous about this due to just having had an allergic reaction to Morphine recently, and knowing how scary that felt I don't want another allergic reaction! Because I'm an allergy prone person, I'm afraid of how the iodone will feel going in. Has anyone here ever had a contrast agent injection, and if so what's it like? What sensations are normal and what aren't? And what exactly would a CT ab scan show?
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Old 09-01-2003, 06:56 AM   #2
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The test is painless meaning the machine and you may have to drink barium too which may cause diarrhea or constipation. There is a rare chance that you can have an allergic reaction to the iodine. You need to tell the techician of your sensitivity to having an allergic reaction and they should give you some benadryl before the test. Also, not to scare you but if where the iv is going in starts to burn, let them know because it means your vein collapsed. They stuck me three times before they got a good vein. Also, you may feel a slight burning sensation in your chest but it will pass. I ct scan can detect many things such as

Abdominal aortic aneurysm
Abscesses
Acute bilateral obstructive uropathy
Acute cholecystitis
Acute unilateral obstructive uropathy
Addison's disease
Amebic liver abscess
Appendicitis
Bilateral hydronephrosis
Bowel wall thickening
Carcinoma of the renal pelvis or ureter
Cholangiocarcinoma
Choledocholithiasis
Cholelithiasis
Chronic bilateral obstructive uropathy
Chronic cholecystitis
Chronic pancreatitis
Chronic unilateral obstructive uropathy
Complicated UTI (pyelonephritis)
Cystinuria
Cysts
Echinococcus
Enlarged lymph nodes
Enlarged organs
Gastrointestinal or bowel obstruction
Glucagonoma
Hairy cell leukemia
Hepatocellular carcinoma
Histoplasmosis; disseminated
Hodgkin's lymphoma
Islet of Langerhans' tumor
Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) II
Nephrocalcinosis
Nephrolithiasis
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
Ovarian cancer
Pancreatic abscess
Pancreatic carcinoma
Pancreatic pseudocyst
Pancreatitis
Pheochromocytoma
Primary hyperaldosteronism
Pyelonephritis; acute
Pyogenic liver abscess
Renal cell carcinoma
Retroperitoneal fibrosis
Sclerosing cholangitis
Spontaneous retroperitoneal hemorrhage
Stones (bladder, kidney, liver, gall bladder)
Testicular cancer
Tumors
Unilateral hydronephrosis
Ureterocele
Wilms' tumor
Wilson's disease
Zollinger-Ellison syndrome
Additional conditions under which the test may be performed include the following:
Acute renal failure
Alcoholic liver disease (hepatitis/cirrhosis)
Atheroembolic renal disease
Chronic glomerulonephritis
Chronic renal failure
Cushing's syndrome
Cushing's syndrome caused by adrenal tumor
Injury of the kidney and ureter
Medullary cystic disease
Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) I
Polycystic kidney disease
Reflux nephropathy
Renal artery stenosis
Renal vein thrombosis
Skin lesion of histoplasmosis

Hope that helps an dgood luck.

 
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When i had one done all i felt was like a warm flushed sensation.

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