U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Cambridge City, IN
A 29-year-old female asked:

What is the likelihood that i could die from oral and iv contrast for an abdominal ct scan. i'm terrified and i don't know why. please help.

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Discuss with doc: These dyes have had enormous clinical use and rarely cause any problems. The only risk is ultra rare sensitivity which usually occurs in those who have had exposure to these in the past. Discuss with your doctor who will be administering these to you to put you at ease. You might need some pre-test anti-anxiety medication.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
You can also be loaded up with anti histamine since the very rare problems that arise are of that nature and get a load of a steroid on board and an Epi-Pen. That should do it!
Aug 10, 2015
Last updated Aug 10, 2015


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.