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Deconsal Ct Medication
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
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
How long does it take for radiation to harm the body after a CT scan? Safe medication to filter out radiations?
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
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
Can I take Xanax before a CT scan with contrast? Xanax is a daily medication for me for severe anxiety. I wasn't 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
Probably: This should not be an issue, but contact the radiologist who is performing the test to be sure before just taking any medication. ...Read more
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
Is Atherosclerotic vascular calcification found on a CT scan dangerous? Is there way to reserve it with lifestyle changes or with medication?
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
I have a sinus infection that I cannot clear with medication would getting a CT scan show a sinus problem thanks p.S the pain is above both eyes?
Yes: Sinus ct would provide useful information.Get a more detailed answer ›
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Never had a bata blocker or nitroglycerin before. Doing a Dual flash head CT scan soon. Can this be right? Can this be safe to use these drugs?
Since I'm allergic to so many medications, looking for safe natural way to open celiac artery. Calcium deposits. Condition found in cat scan when l1F?
Celiac artery Ca2+: Before you try anything you should talk with your doc about what really needs to be done. If your artery needed opening I am sure they would have recommended something specific. If this is part of a more generalized process you may need a medication for that. Multiple "allergies" can be a problem. ...Read more
No: There is no contraindication to getting a ct scan of the head (without IV contrast). It is always important to limit radiation exposure, so make sure the scan is indicated. Some claustrophobic people may have a problem undergoing the scan, because your head is surrounded by a big ring. ...Read more
Why would doctors give triple drugs incl cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Flagyl for possible diverticulitis then do cat scan if nauseated from those nasty drugs?
Unclear: Be sure your doctor is aware. Consider changing antibiotics after discussing with doctor. ...Read more