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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Other non spine : Problems can present as back pain while a typical back problem does not usually stop you from eating unless the pain makes you not want to eat. Gastr ... Read More
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Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Gastritis: Inflammation of the stomach is the most likely cause. The biopsy will likely be helpful in this setting.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Pain: You didn't mention where the pain is located. Please continue to see your doctors and ask for physical therapy. A PT can give you exercises that may ... Read More
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
No : Like the name says, it is a scan. No scan hurts. It's just scanning you not touching you.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Decker
23 years experience Radiology
Gastrograffin: You do not drink barium for a ct scan, only fluoroscopy exams. Barium is too dense for ct. For a ct you drink gastrograffin in order to highlight the ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Depends: On why the ct scan is being done. Do not know if you mean drinking fluids like water & juice which are fine right after the radiology study is complet ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Not sure: What portion of your body is beaing scanned, but there is no interaction between contrast and alcohol. Therefore, no interval is needed. Perhaps hav ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Not sure: Not sure what the question is asking. Drinking fluids before or after the scan? Drinking contrast? Alcohol??
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Inform physician: Radiologists trained in imaging from residencies and fellowships usually read imaging studies. They are usually peer reviewed to avoid making errors. ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yancey Holmes
24 years experience Endocrinology
About six weeks: The timing is somewhat subjective and depeds on the metabolic activity of your thyroid. Generally waiting six weeks will give an accurate reading on a ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Mri is safe while pregnant. We usually try to limit exposure to any radiologic energy unless we fill it is totally necessary. But it is ok.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chmielewski
29 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
No.: Black stool is typically either due to upper GI bleeding or more commonly bismuth ingestion from pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate).
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Contrast: Some people may be allergic to contrast or if it is the oral kind the taste and mouth feel might make you feel sick if IV it can give you a warm feeli ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
There: is no particular urgency to quickly drink a lot of water right after a CT scan. Staying hydrated will help the kidneys eliminate the contrast, but if ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Nyman
37 years experience Radiology
Yes but..: You can always cancel but, you may not have too. Most centers have some flexibility if you do. The purpose of the exam determines if you should go ah ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes: Ingest semisolids up to 12 hrs before colonoscopy. Then use GoLytly and take a Fleets emema the night before surgery. Problems are encountered when ... Read More
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Dr. Anthony Filly
25 years experience Radiology
They can: Find small fractures but ct is much more sensitive and accurate. Interestingly fractures can be very difficult to see on MRI but the MRI can offer a ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Maybe: While there are not usually blood tests ordered, your dr. May want a serum creatinine to check your kidney function before you get the dye. Talk to y ... Read More
A 37-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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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
It helps: Contrast (dye) often adds additional information that is useful. In the setting of acute trauma to the head contrast is often not given. When looking ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
31 years experience Neurosurgery
No: Aneurysms are weakness in blood vessels. Smoking, hypertension and collagen disorders can predispose to them. They take years to develop. A regular ct ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
Metformin: If you are taking only Glyburide there should be no problem taking it after the ct. The issue revolves around metformin/glyburide combination drugs si ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience Endocrinology
No time: If by scan you mean an ultrasound before a radioiodine uptake scan there is no need to wait. But why do you need both - one is usually sufficient, as ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Stockmann
16 years experience Radiology
Claustrophobia: Many people who have never had an MRI study before are concerned about experiencing claustrophobia during the scan. There are multiple methods to deal ... Read More
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