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Dr. George Horng answered:

Does radioactive dye injection have side effects of blood infection?

should not

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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.
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Can mri contrast dye have side effects?

Yes but rare

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MRI contrast can have side effects but they are extremely rare. Contrast side effects are more common with CT.
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Are there possible negative side effects from radiopharmaceuticals? I understand that radiopharmaceuticals is when radioactive substances are injected into the body, and I assume a low amount of radiation is ok, but when does the amount of radiation injec

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In diagnostic nuclear medicine, our goal is to use the smallest amount of radioactive tracer that will give us the diagnosis. If you have ever been in a nuclear medicine department, you will be surprised at how long it takes to acquire an image. This is the trade off. Low tracer amounts yeild long imaging times. At some point, the patient cant hold still any longer. Your second question is when does radioactivity become harmful. Any sort of ionizing radiation can cause an increased risk of cancer. Sunlight, cosmic rays, and radiation coming from our environment will all cause a small increase of cancer rates. Because of this, we are always striving to keep our doses as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA). Please see :http://www.ncsu.edu/ehs/radiation/forms/alara.pdf for more details
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Side effects of radiation dyes in system?

Radioactive Dyes or

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'tracers' are special dyes usually given through an IV as part of a nuclear medicine study. Tracers contain a small amount of a radioactive isotope that decays naturally over time and is eliminated in the urine and stool. Most nuclear med procedures are painless except for mild discomfort associated with the IV. Allergic reactions to tracers are rare. Inform the tech if you could be pregnant.
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side effects from cancer radiation?

Depends

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This depends on the site of your body being treated, and the dose of radiation being administered. It also depends on whether chemotherapy is also being used. Your radiation oncologist should be able to answer your question.
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi answered:

What are oral radiation side effects?

Assuming you mean

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effects of radiotherapy when the mouth is being radiated? Dry mouth, then oropharyngeal mucositis, usually worse when chemotherapy is added. It is the reason I advocate a PEG feeding tube before embarking on therapy. Swallowing functional impairment is the late effect.
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Are there any side effects of MRI radiation?

MRI doesn't

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use ionizing radiation (used with CT scans and plain x-rays studies). It uses magnetic fields to make images and these have not been shown to harm the human body. That said, patients with certain kinds of pacemakers and other implanted devices can't be imaged with MRI because of the potential to disrupt the device or otherwise harm the patient.
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore answered:

What are the side effects of the radiation therapy?

Too many

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Side effects depend the area of the body which is being radiated- dry mouth & mouth sores (oral cancers), diarrhea (pelvic radiation), shortness of breath (lung radiation), hair loss (brain radiation), stomach ulcers and bleeding (stomach radiation). General side effects can include severe fatigue, low blood counts, skin rash and discoloration.
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What short term side effects of radiation treatment?

Minimal

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Radiation is usually free of side effects for the first 2-3 weeks of use. Then it can cause some mild local skin redness or sun burn like effects. It can also cause Sores in the mouth or any mucosal area which is in the field of radiation. Some fatigue or nausea can be experienced on rare occasions.
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Dr. Reza Shirazi answered:

What are the common side effects of prostate radiation?

Gi and Gu irritation

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Gastrointestional(Gi) irritation: rectal irritation more frequent bowel movement, diarrhea, hemorhoids may act up, blood in the stool. Genitourinary (Gu): Bladder irritation, irritation of urethra, more frequent urination, burning with urination, blood in urine. Fatigue is also a common side effect.
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