Re: Injection??? Help please
The test you're having is not that big a deal, so try to relax. An injection of radioactive tracer is given - not much different than any other "shot", really - and then a special scanner is used to detect how much of the dye the thyroid gland takes up. It will show nodules, if any are present; or it can determine how well the gland is working or it isn't.
I don't know the specifics of your situation... whether you are hypo- or hyperthyroid, or have nodules, for example. So I don't know what they're looking for with your test. There are strict guidelines to follow in preparation for it, though, and I'm pretty sure that eating within 2 hours of the test is a no-no. Be sure to get specific, detailed instructions from the facility that's doing the test.
Last edited by moderator2; 04-18-2008 at 06:12 PM.