Is there any alternative to drinking the highlighter contrast for an MRI for Crohn's Disease?

No. The oral contrast used helps to show the small bowel. It is difficult to see it otherwise. There are no alternatives to drinking it as the MRI already uses IV contrast as part of the procedure in addition to the oral. .

Related Questions

What do I do if I can't drink the highlighter contrast for an MRI for Crohn's? I could only get down half a bottle so we weren't able to do the MRI

Nasogastric tube. Although it's a bit unpleasant at first, the radiologist could place a tube through your nose and into your small bowel. It's not as awful as it sounds, but drinking is definitely easier! . Read more...

I have Crohn's disease and everytime I drink coffee, I must use the bathroom many times after. Any reasons why?

Common symptoms. Coffee and caffeine often increase intestinal motility and thus trigger bowel movements. (One of my patients called coffee her "colonic tonic".) With Crohn's disease, you may be extra sensitive to this normal effect. You may need to stop drinking coffee or reduce the amount. Best to discuss with the doctor who cares for your Crohn's disease. Good luck. Read more...

Can you drink alcohol with Crohn's disease?

Not well advised. Alcohol can over-stimulate your bowels and make symptoms worse, so it is a good idea to avoid more than a very little. Read more...

Can you drink alcohol and smoke with Crohn's disease?

I don't think either. Will make crohn's disease worse specifically. But smoking will certainly hurt your lungs and all air passages. Small amounts of alcohol will probably not hurt, but large amounts can harm any GI tract, with or without crohn's disease. Read more...