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Anxiety Regarding Ct Scan
Do i need to worry about sca with a normal cardiac workup( ekg, echo, stress, chest xray and CT scan)? Blood work overall normal, scared/high anxiety?!
Probably not: A sudden cardiac arrest (sca) is a rare phenomenon. It almost always occurs in patients who have cardiac disease: either electrical, mechanical, or related to a heart attack. It sounds as though all of your testing has been normal. This should provide some relief from your anxiety. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! the image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more
Maybe, if needed: Some people with lumbar radiculopathy find it painful to lie flat. While a ct is relatively brief, it does require the person lay motionless for a few minutes. A small dose of valium does wonders for that, and there is no harm in making the procedure less unpleasant. Some people get anxious in tight spaces too. Your pain doc or family doc could prescribe a small dose of Lorazepam or diazepam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It: May not if issues have to do with vaso-vagal hyper-response of your nervous system. ...Read more
30 year old female having sever anxiety over my first and only CT scan for a rib injury, terrified one scan is going to give me cancer in a few years?
The theoretical risk: of any procedure or treatment should always be weighed against the benefit. In your case, the theoretical risk of developing a radiation induced cancer from one chest CT is slight, about 0.09% over your baseline risk. To put that in perspective, you have about a 10x higher lifetime risk of dying in a motor vehicle accident. Yet few people worry very much about getting in their car. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: A chest ct scan without dye/contrast injection should only take less than a minute on a newer ct scanner. If you can close your eyes and hold a deep breath for about 40 seconds, and not panic, then you may not need any anxiety meds. You can practice this at home by covering up under your bedsheets at night. The vast majority of my ct scan patients can do their scans without anxiety meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need reassurance b/c of health anxiety. Dull ache on my left side 4 mos. Scared it's pancreas-related. Does clean CT scan likely rule out the worst?
Anxiety: I feel empathy for your Anxiety Dull ache on left side of abdomen, not progressing for 4 months is likely due to constipation, Irritable bowel or Anxiety Alcohol can trigger Pancreatitis. Feel good about functioning of your GI system and other systems of your body Use Breathing relaxation, Tai, Chi, Yoga, and Meditation See a Physician for Dia - gnosis, Means Thorough Knowledge and tests ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i take Xanax before a CT scan with contrast? Xanax is a daily medication for me for severe anxiety. I wasnt told not to take any medications but to not eat or drink for 2 hrs prior. Can i still take my medication in the morning before the scan. If the
My health anxiety over my heart won't diminish can I once and for all ask for a stress test and or CT scan so I can move on?
Had a CT scan of my head about three months ago getting another for head aches and confusion .Is that many CT scans safe? Can anxiety cause that?
Talk to your doctor: If you have persistent headaches, you may want to ask your doctor whether they would consider a mri/mra instead of a ct scan. Mri does not use x-rays (unlike ct), and has much greater diagnostic value that ct in the brain, and allowis to study blood vessels without dye with mra. At your age, the likelihood of finding a serious problem is not very high; therefore stress and anxiety may be present. ...Read more
I have anxiety and am going to see a neurologist . I had a brain CT scan last year and it was clear . Will I need another one?
Ct scan uses data from a beam of xrays and reconstructs a cross sectional image of your body. It is a high dose of xrays and used only when the benefits outweigh the risk. Cancer risk is 1 in 500 in children. Also using iodinated contrast might cause transient renal failure in about 5% of patients. (contrast induced nepropathy) most do not explain this to the patient as ...Read more
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
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