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My GFR is 52 , BUN 29, and creative 1.12. CT scan for GI showed cyst in one kidney. I am 49 year old female grandfather, father, and sister all had ki?

My GFR is 52 , BUN 29, and creative 1.12. CT scan for GI showed cyst in one kidney. I am 49 year old female grandfather, father, and sister all had ki?

Mild kidney CRI: Your numbers indicate mild chronic renal insufficiency & or decreased kidney functions. If you have cyst less than 5 cm - it is not worrisome . Any cyst close to 5 cm should by monitored periodically by ultrasound.,At best consult Nephrologist - especially if u have some significant family history.,Avoid nephrotoxic drugs as much Ibuprofen ( NSAID's) . ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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Computed Tomography (Definition)

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


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What to do if I have to have a CT scan how safe is the contrast dye?

What to do if I have to have a CT scan how safe is the contrast dye?

CT IV contrast : IV contrast is associated with a very low incidence of acute adverse events, and the bulk of these are not life threatening. Studies report an overall acute adverse reaction rate (allergic-like + physiologic) of 0.2%-0.7%. Serious acute reactions to IV dye are rare, with an historical rate of approximately 0.04%. FDA review demonstrated a rate of 2.1 fatalities per 1 million injections. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to ct scan dye . What meds should I avoid ?

I'm allergic to ct scan dye . What meds should I avoid ?

None: The reaction is from the structure of the dye and not the iodine content. Low-molecular dye has a much lower frequency of allergic reaction even though it contains about the same amount of iodine. ...Read more

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If someone had anaphylaxis shock from CT scan dye. How will this be stopped?

If someone had anaphylaxis shock from CT scan dye. How will this be stopped?

Anaphylaxis: An anaphylactic reaction can be a life threatening emergency. Rapid treatment with Epinephrine steroids fluids and removing the offending agent if possible are the standard therapy. ...Read more

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Is the lumbar CT scan with dye a risky thing to do?

Is the lumbar CT scan with dye a risky thing to do?

Not too Risky: The biggest risk would be an allergy to the dye. It is rare, centers knows the cross allergies, that is, red flags about people who are increased risk for an allergic reaction. Centers are also prepared to take appropriate in case there is an allergic reaction. There is also the risk from the radiation associated with the ct. ...Read more

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Isn't it unusual to to get nausea after a CT scan with no contrast dye?

Can happen: If you were asked to swallow a large amount of the dilute barium contrast then that might make you a bit nauseous. Otherwise, no. ...Read more

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Is there a shot or an i.V. Involved when doing a lumbar CT scan with dye?

CT with contrast: Before the study, an IV will be started, through which the contrast ("dye") is injected. Usually a lumbar scan is done first without contrast and then a second time with contrast to enhance structures like discs, spinal cord, nerves. They may request a blood test of your kidney function to make certain your kidneys can deal with the contrast. ...Read more

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What kind of complications might happen from a lumbar CT scan without dye?

Shouldn't be any: Thos is a non-invasive imaging procedure with little risk of complication. A ct scan uses x-rays taken in a spiral fashion to create an image that is 3 dimensional. A single ct scan is roughly equivalent to 200-300 chestherefor, therefore in people who are imaged hundreds of times over a number of years, there is a small risk of radiation exposure causing cancerous change in cells. ...Read more

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Am i more susceptible to having an MRI dye reaction if i did for a CT scan?

No: The dyes are and work in entirely different ways. However, even though not related to an allergic reaction, care must be taken in regard to both types if kidney function is impaired. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Korona
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Ct Scan (Definition)

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


Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Creatinine (Definition)

Creatinine is a byproduct of creatine phosphate, which is present in muscles. Creatinine levels increase if the ...Read more