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Is there a medication that stops CT contrast from being filtered through the kidneys?

Is there a medication that stops CT contrast from being filtered through the kidneys?

No: It has to be filtered through the kidneys to help visualize the kidney and urinary tract. There are medications that can be given to help the kidney tolerate it better if the kidney function is marginal. ...Read more

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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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Ct scan showing acute sinusitis, what medications are good for this?

Ct scan showing acute sinusitis, what medications are good for this?

Depends: If bacterial in etiology, appropriate antibiotic. A lot of sinusitis associated with allergy and asthma, usually antihistamines. Should consult your physician, ...Read more

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Was fine & healthy then told diabetic. Put on diabetic medication & now pancreas if failing. Bad reaction to medication? Being sent for CT scan for?

Was fine & healthy then told diabetic. Put on diabetic medication & now pancreas if failing. Bad reaction to medication? Being sent for CT scan for?

You haven't: Provided enough information to help you. Diabetes can present suddenly, and involves failure of the beta cell function of the pancreas. I don't know what you mean by "pancreas failing". If it's the beta cell function, that's what's causing the diabetes. I also don't know what medication your were placed on or what your "bad reaction" involved. You need to discuss all these areas with your doctors. ...Read more

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I have had migraine my whole life. cT scans show nothing. I'm on 2 preventive medications and I still get break through migraines. Every few days I get them. I just want some sort of relief. I'm allergic tramadol. I'm out of ideas. I need something. ?

I have had migraine my whole life. cT scans show nothing. I'm on 2 preventive medications and I still get break through migraines. Every few days I get them. I just want some sort of relief. I'm allergic tramadol. I'm out of ideas. I need something.  ?

I hear you: Often we focus on cause and effect. We look for one thing to work and resolve the problem. I suspect that there are a combination of factors contributing to your migraines/headaches and as a result it is a combination of factors that will help. Working with a caregiver who can make an accurate diagnosis and is savvy regarding the various factors is your best bet. Ask around. ...Read more

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Mnday i had a routine mammogram and a CT scan on my back; thursday routine xrays at dentist. Is this too much radiation? I am a 46 yr old african am. Woman in good health on no medications.

Mnday i had a routine mammogram and a CT scan on my back; thursday routine xrays at  dentist. Is this too much radiation? I am a 46 yr old african am. Woman in good health on no medications.

Probably just fine: We all want the least cumulative x-ray exposure always. However, the ability to provide an accurate assessment and diagnosis often requires these studies. Because the area of exposure with the dentals is dictant from the rest, there is no need for worry. About them. If your dentist has digital x-rays, the exposure is decreased by 60 - 70 %. You might want to spread out the other 2 if possible. ...Read more

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Is Atherosclerotic vascular calcification found on a CT scan dangerous? Is there way to reserve it with lifestyle changes or with medication?

Is Atherosclerotic vascular calcification found on a CT scan dangerous? Is there way to reserve it with lifestyle changes or with medication?

The findings on: his CT scan are best discussed with you by his ordering physician. We neither know the complete clinical picture that resulted in this CT scan or the actual findings for the "calcification" as you described it. ...Read more

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CT scan report findings: "Mild cerebral and cerebellar atrophy." please suggest medication Age 78 years?

CT scan report findings: "Mild cerebral and cerebellar atrophy." please suggest medication Age 78 years?

Mild atrophy: at your age is common, age-related, and likely within the range of normal for 78. Like age-related changes everywhere else in the body, unfortunately there is no cure. ...Read more

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Do SSRIs cause brain cancer? I had a ct brain scan and I'm afraid to take my medication because of the medication with the radiation exposure.

Do SSRIs cause brain cancer? I had a ct brain scan and I'm afraid to take my medication because of the medication with the radiation exposure.

Not a known risk: SSRI medications are not a known risk factor for brain cancer. Radiation from a CT scan provides very very low, but not zero, risk for cancer. But, typically the diagnostic benefit of doing the scan far outweighs the very small risk of cancer. ...Read more

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I feel 6-7 extrasystols daily. Some during swim or sauna, few in rest. My cardio CT shows healthy heart. Ultrasound showed mitralis prolapsus. I regularly sport. Is this serious ? Need medication ?

I feel 6-7 extrasystols daily. Some during swim or sauna, few in rest. My cardio CT shows healthy heart. Ultrasound showed mitralis prolapsus. I regularly sport. Is this serious ? Need medication ?

Palpitations : Palpitations are often benign. Everyone has few extra heart beats and some people feel them. As long as the amount of extra systoles is not high, there's nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Can certain medications or bruises create your d dimer to be elevated? Mine was 278 mg/nl. Chest/lung ct, echo, cbc, and platelets were normal.

Can certain medications or bruises create your d dimer to be elevated? Mine was 278 mg/nl.  Chest/lung ct, echo, cbc, and platelets were normal.

High D-Dime: D-dimer is a good test to rule out dvt. But when it is high it does not mean much and in reality we do ct, doppler... And we do not find any specific causes. D-dimer level in 200 range is in lab error range. The level depends on kidney function, cut and bruises, pregnancy, you name it. If you had normal ct and doppler you should not be worried anymore. ...Read more

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Mild sore throat, with red spots.Sinus CT scan clear , have been on allergy medications from 7 months.Throat pains when i speak more.Please help?

Mild sore throat, with red spots.Sinus CT scan clear , have been on allergy medications from 7 months.Throat pains when i speak more.Please help?

See ENT: If you have throat pain for months and have not responded to allergy medications, you need to see an ENT to check out your throat. ...Read more

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Why antiinflammatory drugs are prescribed before CT scan?

Why antiinflammatory drugs are prescribed before CT scan?

None Usually: None are prescribed unless the study includes contrast dye and the patient is allergic to contrast material. Then prednisone is given prior to the study. . ...Read more

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Intestinal spasms frequently lately. Would a CT scan w/out contrast show problems? Afraid of contrast due to several drug allergies.

Intestinal spasms frequently lately. Would a CT scan w/out contrast show problems? Afraid of contrast due to several drug allergies.

Maybe: Ct without contrast can show some problems, but it is much more sensitive with contrast. Oral contrast particularly helps with intestinal evaluation, but IV can also be of benefit. Definitely get evaluated by a doctor first to see if they think you would benefit from a scan at all. And perhaps consider discussing your allergy concerns with an allergist. ...Read more

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Wut is causing my body tremors? Normal MRI & CT scans. No answer for a year & a half now. Very frustrated. I don't drink or do any drugs.

Wut is causing my body tremors?  Normal MRI & CT scans. No answer for a year & a half now. Very frustrated. I don't drink or do any drugs.

Essential tremor : Is a neurological disorder that causes a shaking. Essential tremor can affect almost any part of your body. The hands are the most affected, especially when performing simple tasks, such as drinking from a glass, writing or shaving. Good news is not a dangerous disorder, but can worsens over time and can occur at any age. See a neurologist to rule out the parkinson's disease. ...Read more

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Do CT scans and mris reveal any brain damage that would've been caused by a recreational drug?

Do CT scans and mris reveal any brain damage that would've been caused by a recreational drug?

Generally Not but...: There are reports of significant mdma (i.e. Ecstacy) use with documented brain changes seen on mri. Those patients also had significant neurologic symptoms. In general, it is not likely to see major changes with recreational use. But, again this depends on how "recreational" is defined. Please don't do drugs. ...Read more

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Pulmonary finrosis hypersensitivity pneumonitis not progressed during 1,5 years on CT but breathlessness and low SPO2 started. Heart been checked, its ok.Can drugs cause it?( micophenolate mofetil)

Likely pulmonary fib: Even though the CT did not show progression, functionally your air exchange may be reducing from scarring and distortion of the lung structure. The most important step would be avoidance of the agent causing the problem in the first place. ...Read more