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Cat scan

Posted by on Aug. 21, 2014 at 9:58 PM
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Have you ever had a cat scan of the abdomen and pelvic area?They told me I would have to drink 2 bottles of some liquid.That its odorless and tasteless.Anyone ever have this?Also the dye in an iv. I hate ivs. 

by on Aug. 21, 2014 at 9:58 PM
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lil_mama06
by Brian's Lil Vixen on Aug. 21, 2014 at 10:44 PM

No I never have....I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers...HUGS HUGS HUGS

momofsixangels
by Colleen on Aug. 21, 2014 at 10:47 PM


Quoting lil_mama06:

No I never have....I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers...HUGS HUGS HUGS

Thanks. Im not sure Im going to do it

darcibeisheim
by Member on Aug. 22, 2014 at 1:21 AM
I have. It's not that bad. The prep if I remember right they mixed it with something.

Ivs suck, but they aren't too bad. Best advice is to hold still. I curl my toes so I can keep my hand still.

The dye- it was weird but not hurtful. I got a tingly feeling and a metal taste in my mouth.

The ct itself is just laying there while they take pictures.
momofnatalie
by Lisa on Aug. 22, 2014 at 2:27 AM

Hugs, I haven't done that, just a regular CAT scan.  I hope the doctor can figure out what's wrong.

chicken13
by Silver Member on Aug. 22, 2014 at 9:48 AM

I have a couple of times.  

The drink is pretty awful.  You have to do it over a specified period.  Don't puke.  Otherwise you have to start over....and then it's really awful.  Just remain calm and focus on something else.

the IV with the dye is a bit odd feeling.  I don't mind IVs, I donate platelets all the time.  But the dye makes you tingle and leaves a metallic taste in your mouth.

all in all....not a pleasant experience.  But totally doable!

lyrick24
by Platinum Member on Aug. 23, 2014 at 3:49 AM

 i have never had one. i am allergic to iv dye.

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by Pam on Aug. 23, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Never had one but good luck....

butzi
by Member on Aug. 24, 2014 at 7:55 AM
When they say tingles what it means is that it feels like you are peeing...it's a very odd sensation but fine when you know what it is.
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