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A 43-year-old female asked:

Is it okay to use magnesium sulfate or laxative a few hours before drinking contrast for ct of abdo & pelvis. softeners & enema last night didn't work?

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 54 years experience
No problem.: It would be better if you take the Magnesium Sulfate and laxative the night before so the bowels can be as clear as possible of stool so you can have a better view of any pathology in the ct scan of your abdomen.
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