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Doctor insights on: Contrast Dye Injection

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Can I have red wine after having hip injection with contrast dye?

Can I have red wine after having hip injection with contrast dye?

Sure: Presumably they gave you that bec you have some significant hip problem. Just don't drink so much that you lose your balance and well you know... ...Read more

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Can migraines be a side effect of CT IV contrast dye? Had contrast before w/o issue. Today got migraine 15-20 min post-contrast injection.

Can migraines be a side effect of CT IV contrast dye? Had contrast before w/o issue. Today got migraine 15-20 min post-contrast injection.

Possible: Depending on the dye used sometimes it's cumulatively in the system for a while, even though it depots into tissue. So do make sure you're hydrating well enough that it would dilute the effects of the contrast dye. Make sure you didn't possibly eat or do any of the triggers that are known to cause migraines too. You had a big procedure done, that can add stress and anxiety to it as well. ...Read more

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Had MRI today to look at pituitary gland he gave me a contrast material injection which is the dye andnow were injected my arm has gone green nd hurts?

Had MRI today to look at pituitary gland he gave me a contrast material injection which is the dye andnow were injected my arm has gone green nd hurts?

Could be: Hi. It could be a hematoma or bruise. Maybe the IV needle damaged the vein and fluid went into the surrounding soft tissue. You might want to go where they did the MRI and show them. What is your pituitary problem they're doing the scan for? ...Read more

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Does ultrasound normally require injection of dye?

Does ultrasound normally require injection of dye?

Typically not: In some echocardiogram studies some contrast or tiny air bubbles may be injected to look for holes across heart. But typically contrast only used in ct, MRI or angiogram. ...Read more

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Does a cat scan see almost every medical condition with or without dye injection?

Does a cat scan see almost every medical condition with or without dye injection?

No: There are many illnesses and problems for which ct is helpful. Ultimately, it is most important for the information obtained from the ct to be combined with the information the doctor obtains from examining you. ...Read more

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Hi, going for a MRI by injection (dye) for my head. Is this procedure safe & painless.

Hi, going for a MRI by injection (dye) for my head. Is this procedure safe & painless.

Define safe, painles: The MRI is generally safe and does not cause problems unless you have claustrophobia. The problems is the contrast (dye) which requires an IV site - & hence a needle venipuncture. The dyes used varies at different places, but (high-osmolar) contrast dyes with Gadolinium have been known to cause nephrogenic systemic fibrosis. Ask the doctor ordering the MRI if dye HAS to be used, & for alternatives ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm getting an MRI scan with dye injection on my shoulder; does it hurt?

What do you advise if I'm getting an MRI scan with dye injection on my shoulder; does it hurt?

MR Arthrography: MR Arthrography is performed to determine whether you have a tear in the labrum (the cartilage that covers the shoulder "socket"), sometimes called a SLAP lesion. After numbing the skin, the radiologist will place a needle into the shoulder under X-ray guidance and inject contrast under X-ray to confirm the medication is flowing into the shoulder capsule. This procedure is not usually very painful ...Read more

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Can I get an epidural steroid injection if I am allergic to ivp dye?

Can I get an epidural steroid injection if I am allergic to ivp dye?

Yes: Some radiologists use a dye to confirm placement of the steroid injection but this is not mandatory. Just tell them about your allergy and they can perform the injection without any contrast. ...Read more

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Does radioactive dye injection have side effects of blood infection?

Does radioactive dye injection have side effects of blood infection?

Should not: The radioactive dye should be sterile and not cause infection. However, if the site of injection is not cleaned properly or the IV used for the injection becomes infected, there can be a risk of blood infection. ...Read more

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14 days ago had MRI w. dye (gadavist) and still have skin reaction (redness, swealling, burning) 5cm around injection site. Normal? Any tests I need?

14 days ago had MRI w. dye (gadavist) and still have skin reaction (redness, swealling, burning) 5cm around injection site. Normal? Any tests I need?

Not normal: You shouldn't have this type of reaction to an uneventful injection for even 1 day. You may have cellulitis, and you may need treatment. See your doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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Is an ebct heart require dye injection? Is it a good indicator of cornary plaque and blockage?

Is an ebct heart require dye injection? Is it a good indicator of cornary plaque and blockage?

Yes: Without it it just says there is calcified plaque but cannot look at the shape, extent, severity, location of where the plaques are and how they lmit blood flow
http://www. Heart. Org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HeartAttack/SymptomsDiagnosisofHeartAttack/Cardiac-Computed-Tomography-Multidetector-CT-or-MDCT_UCM_446370_Article. Jsp ...Read more

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Does HSG image abnormality inside of tube, i.e. narrowing, subtle blockage that cannot be imaged by laparoscopy dye injection? Is there need for HSG if laparoscopy says tube is open (ectopic history)

Does HSG image abnormality inside of tube, i.e. narrowing, subtle blockage that cannot be imaged by laparoscopy dye injection? Is there need for HSG if laparoscopy says tube is open (ectopic history)

Open not shut case: If the Fallopian tube was patent (open) at Laparoscopy then the HSG concern is a "shut" case. Actual indigo carmine dye extruding from the tube itself with eyeball visualization is ALWAYS better then X-ray HSG dye study with indirect observations. ...Read more

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How accurate a brain MRI without dye injection really is in detecting problems like tumors, bleeding or inflammation of brain?

How accurate a brain MRI without dye injection really is in detecting problems like tumors, bleeding or inflammation of brain?

Very accurate: MRI in the head even without contrast is very sensative. Contrast is useful for small findings or to help define what we are seeing. This can also be done later if needed ...Read more

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Does contrast dye stay in your body?

Does contrast dye stay in your body?

No: Hydrate well after the IV contrast and it will be flushed out by the kidneys, . ...Read more

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How long does contrast dye last in your body?

Contrast: This really depends on where it is placed and used. Time will vary based on this. ...Read more

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How long does contrast dye stay in your system?

How long does contrast dye stay in your system?

Depends: The rate of clearance (or excretion) depends on the renal function of the patient. In patients with normal kidney function, 50% of the injected dose will be excreted at one hour, ~83% at three hours, and almost 100% at 24 hours. ...Read more

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Is it uncommon to have an allergy to contrast dye?

Is it uncommon to have an allergy to contrast dye?

Contrast dye: Constrast dye reactions are now less common than when iodine was used in dyes. It is idiosyncratic, meaning there are no predictors for it, but can happen unsuspected. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of MRI contrast dyes?

What are the side effects of MRI contrast dyes?

Check out this: Link: http://www. Radiologyinfo. Org/mobile/en/safety/index. Cfm? Pg=sfty_contrast

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Was administered contrast dye for an echo. Shortly after, felt very flushed and chest got heavy. Notified nurse, who wasn't concerned. Poss. Reaction?

Was administered contrast dye for an echo. Shortly after, felt very flushed and chest got heavy. Notified nurse, who wasn't concerned. Poss. Reaction?

Some reactions: To contrast dyes are quite normal and expected, which may be why the nurse seemed unconcerned. If you are fine now then it wasn't a very serious reaction and is over. If you have any lingering symptoms or concerns, consult the doctor who ordered the study. ...Read more

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Have you use CO2 in your practice and has the outcome been just as good as contrast dye. Do contrast dye need to be used to confirm patency afterwards?

Have you use CO2 in your practice and has the outcome been just as good as contrast dye. Do contrast dye need to be used to confirm patency afterwards?

CO2 contrast: Understand you are asking about CO2 angiography as an alternate to contrast dye-angiography. It is reported to result in images that are somewhat lower in quality. Patency demonstrated via CO2 angiogram would not need to be confirmed with dye - the reason to use CO2 is lost if it is followed by infusion of dye! ...Read more

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Is there any way to do a lung angiogram without contrast dyes?

Is there any way to do a lung angiogram without contrast dyes?

Lung vasculature: Unfortunately in order to visualize the blood vessels there needs to be some type of contrast agent used. Some of the newer agents are better tolerated than the older ones, but doing a lung angiogram is an invasive procedure and should only be done when necessary. ...Read more

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Can MRI contrast dye have side effects?

Can MRI contrast dye have side effects?

Yes but rare: Mri contrast can have side effects but they are extremely rare. Contrast side effects are more common with ct. ...Read more

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What’s the dye used in angiography? I’ve tried researching online, but can’t find an answer. I’m allergic to a lot of things, and i’m afraid I might have a bad reaction to the dye/contrast medium. How can I find out?

What’s the dye used in angiography? I’ve tried researching online, but can’t find an answer. I’m allergic to a lot of things, and i’m afraid I might have a bad reaction to the dye/contrast medium. How can I find out?

Different dyes used: Ask your cardiologist or radiologist who is performing the procedure and ask what dye is going to be used. There are different classes of rcm and they are classified according to their tonicity. The isoosmolar reagents are the least likely to result in reactions. Let your physician know your concerns and they will walk you through the options. ...Read more

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I'm concerned because I have to have a CT scan how safe is the contrast dye?

I'm concerned because I have to have a CT scan how safe is the contrast dye?

Very safe: Assuming you are not allergic to the dye and do not have kidney problems, the dye is safe. People with dye allergies often are allergic to shellfish, or have a history of asthma. They will question you before they give you the injection. ...Read more