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Radioactive dye side effects

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Horng
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 21 years experience
should not: The radioactive dye should be sterile and not cause infection. However, if the site of injection is not cleaned properly or the IV used for the inject... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dariush Vaziri
Breast Surgery 48 years experience
No: There is very little radiation with esentinel node biopsy which does not exhibit any systemic side effects. But since you are usually undergoing gener... Read More
Dr. Sean Canale
Breast Surgery 31 years experience
No: The tracer is technitium sulfa colloid. Unless one has an allergic reaction is it innocuous.
Dr. Richard Orr
Surgical Oncology 45 years experience
No: The dose of radiation is so low that preganant women scrub on these cases routinely.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
Very few: For the amount of radioactive iodine used to test for thyroid problems, there are no precautions other than to make sure that you are not pregnant (un... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Verify this: Bone scan isotope isn't going to concentrate in breast and it doesn't stay around long in any case. I am thinking that perhaps it lit up your growing ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
It does have effect : Radioactive dyes containing iodine of the iodide type can cause permanent thyroid damage and cancer. This was published id a study by dr brunelli fro... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Rupp
35 years experience
Rarely.: Rare allergies. Very rare nsf if poor kidney function.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heather Curry
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Radioactive Dyes or: 'tracers' are special dyes usually given through an IV as part of a nuclear medicine study. Tracers contain a small amount of a radioactive isotope t... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. John Overbeck
Nuclear Medicine 27 years experience
In : In diagnostic nuclear medicine, our goal is to use the smallest amount of radioactive tracer that will give us the diagnosis. If you have ever been i... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
More specifics: What procedure is being done? Do you know the dye/ contrast material? If you provide us with more information via a re-submission we can give you a b... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stacy Yamasaki
Radiology 35 years experience
See below: As there is radiation you should not get a bone scan if you are pregnant. Unless you are allergic to the agent there is no common side effect.