i have to take a ct scan next week for abdomen and pelvis and need to drink barium sulfate. i am concerned about allergic reactions. are they common ?
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Radiology 40 years experience
No, not for barium sulfate: They are much more common for IV contrast..
Are they going to give it to you?
Allergic reactions usually happen to the substances with high molecular weight.
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Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Severe reactions: to Barium Sulfate are very rare, about 1 out of 1,000,000. Minor reactions like cramps or constipation are common and usually resolve quickly. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!
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