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what are the side effects of contrast dye

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Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Check out this: link: http://www.radiologyinfo.org/mobile/en/safety/index.cfm?pg=sfty_contrast

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Rupp
33 years experience Radiology
Rarely.: Rare allergies. Very rare nsf if poor kidney function.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heather Curry
29 years experience Radiation Oncology
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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
24 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Risks: Any procedure has risk of infection, reaction to injectate, bleeding, nerve injury or paralysis. However, those risk are rare for this procedure. Th ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bender
34 years experience Dentistry
Tattoos: They fade and wrinkle over time ;-).
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience Pediatrics
Virtually non: It is a painless radiologic technique that uses no radiation and provides great accuracy in visualizing structures. Patients who have any metallic ma ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Kidney failure: It could happen if the baseline kidney function before the procedure is significantly altered. Also, allergy to the contrast is not very rare causing ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hoffer
51 years experience Cardiology
Usually none: The dose of radioactivity given is small, and the test is considered safe and harmless. If a woman is pregnant, the use of any radioactive material m ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
36 years experience Internal medicine
Vasodilation: Persantine is a vasodilator and it may cause a drop in blood pressure, which in rare cases. May cause lightheadedness. It can also cause a brief stopp ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Radiotherapy: Mostly local skin burn, redness and local pain. Late side effects of possible development of cancer.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitzi Scotten
27 years experience Pediatrics
Several serious ones: Accutane is linked to a series of serious side effects, including bowel diseases like Crohn’s disease, liver damage, depression, and miscarriage and ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Hennig
18 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Minor...: You can have some bleeding after a bronchoscopy. This is usually very mild and shortlived. Other concerns could be a pneumothorax or collapsed lung. ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
27 years experience Hematology
Effects of heparin: In the short term, Heparin can cause bleeding and heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (a dangerous allergic reaction causing low platelets and blood clot ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Many: Most feared is hepatitis causing 16 deaths per 500, 000 recipients. Also allergic reactions, fever, low platelets, kidney failure and flu like illnes ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Roberto
35 years experience Family Medicine
MRI and SideEffects: MRI does not use Ionizing radiation like X-rays and CT scan. There are no known harmful side-effects associated with temporary exposure to the strong ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Too many: Side effects depend the area of the body which is being radiated- dry mouth & mouth sores (oral cancers), diarrhea (pelvic radiation), shortness of br ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Usually gi: Large pills difficult to swallow and can cause heart burn.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Bleeding: Lovenox (enoxaparin) is an anticoagulant/blood thinner and may cause internal or external bleeding. There may be reactions at the site of injection a ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Burning: If radiation is chosen , seeds, or IMRT must be used to assure no extra organ effect. This applies to burning of bladder or rectum with several com ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Several: The most common side effect of taking too much Benadryl (diphenhydramine) would be excessive drowsiness. Other possible side effects include dizziness ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
See this page.: Zelapar is a drug used to treat Parkinson's disease.It's generic name is selegiline. Foods and some over the counter meds you eat may interact with t ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ruben Altman
59 years experience Cardiology
Bleeding: Pradaxa has a 30% greater causing abnormal bleeding then coumadin (warfarin)

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