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Can you drink after having radioactive contrast dye and a ct scan

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Radio active isotopes used in medical diagnostic tests will emit very small minute amount of radiation, and rapidly disintegrates, yes you can have a ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Yes: Unless you are being prepped for surgery.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
60-90 minutes: Usually about 60 to 90 minutes. May take longer if slow bowel transit.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
possibly: That is possible. Contrast should always be given for abdominal and pelvic cts unless there is reduced kidney function or allergies to the dye.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kagan
14 years experience Hospital-based practice
yes: Yes but usually not. And if people are super nervous then they would have not sent you out of the office.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Yes,: there is no contraindication.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Radiology: Contrast can cause irritation. Cool compresses a few times a day for a few minutes will help. If stays red, looks infected, or forms a blister see you ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Duncanson
4 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Yes, assuming that you are healthy and have normal kidney function you can drink alcohol 24h after a CT scan. The dye should all be eliminated from yo ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Leak: Despite the tests, you must still be leaking internally. Not all x-rays see everything & endoscopy will not see a small leak. Contact & see yo ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
19 years experience Bariatrics
Limits of studies: All above studies done to detect leak have their limitations and sometime clinical suspicion is the best test!!! Hopefully the leak is small because i ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
No: Most all gallstones are invisible on ct scan. The way to look for gallstones in the bile duct would be an MRI scan (mrcp) or by an endoscopy procedure ... Read More

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