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Why we don't use contrast if there are stones?

Stones: Are radio-opaque and don't need extra contrast because they light up on their own. ...Read more

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Is the contrast fluid radioactive?

Is the contrast fluid radioactive?

No: No, the contrast fluid used for hysterosalpingograms does not contain any radioactive materials. ...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 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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What is the definition or description of: iodinated contrast?

What is the definition or description of: iodinated contrast?

Most x-ray contrast : In order to show up on x-ray or ct, contrast needs to have a high atomic number and be physiologically available but not permanent! iodinated compounds satisfy these requirements, whether for intravascular or other uses. Substances like barium sulfate are ok for the gut, but not for injection into veins. In addition, kidneys clear iodinated substances from the body, showing the renal system. ...Read more

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Contrast medium helps distinguish between the solf tissues of what?

Contrast medium helps distinguish between the solf tissues of what?

Everything: Intravenous contrast helps show blood vessels, solid organs like the liver, and improves visualization of disease like tumors and infection. ...Read more

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After drinking 3 cups of contrast and an IV contrast can I eat right after?

After drinking 3 cups of contrast and an IV contrast can I eat right after?

Yes: As long as your test was OK. I know a lady who was diagnosed with a diverticular perforation, but still took off to eat after her scan. As long as you feel like eating there should be no problems. ...Read more

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I have deeply contrasting , really light and really dark feaces , approx 50% of each in one deposit , is this anything to worry about ?

I have deeply contrasting , really light and really dark feaces , approx 50% of each in one deposit , is this anything to worry about ?

Probably not: Color of BM is almost always due to the type of food consumed. Meat meals, bismuth containing medications or consuming beets can make stools very dark, while those containing dairy or curry can be quite yellow. Consistently black tarry stools can be a sign of gastrointestinal bleeding. The 50/50 just means two foods of different types mixed in colon. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What can cause streaky vision? When objects move across my field of vision i see a trail of the object, especially in high contrast areas.

What can cause  streaky vision?   When objects move across my field of vision i see a trail of the object, especially in high contrast areas.

Vitreous floaters: What you describe may be a new object floating in the fluid in the back of your eye. It is important for you to get your eyes looked at to be sue you are not developing a retinal tear or detachment. ...Read more