A 39-year-old female asked:
When you get injected with dye to get x-ray (mri, cat...) are you suppose to feel sick afterwards. doctor had me take some test to check my blood, i was diagnose with cancer but i'm in remission.
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Interventional Radiology 36 years experience
It : It is not uncommon to feel a bit nauseated after getting certain intravenous dyes. This should not last more than a few hours, if that.
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Radiology 29 years experience
Most patients have : No side effects from the IV contrast given for ct scans.
The blood work performed afterwards may have been to make sure your kidney function was ok before you restarted a diabetes medicine with the drug metformin in it.
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Radiology 22 years experience
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Last updated Oct 3, 2016
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