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A 32-year-old male asked:

Can a ct scan contrast cause abdomen pain and back pain all day long.my husband had a scan for abd nd pelvis. havin this pain the preceding day.

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Can.: Oral contrast can cause constipation which could lead to those symptoms. Should resolve with time as long as the CT did not demonstrate something that could interfere. Can use a laxative if necessary and not contraindicated.

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