Allergy Community
do i have to have the contrast dye?
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to airbourne allergies, eye allergies, shots, anaphylaxis, asthma, children's allergies, hives, insect stings, rhinitis, sinuses, and allergies to drugs, foods, and pets.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

do i have to have the contrast dye?

My physician ordered a CT of the abdomen/pelvis. Do I have to have the dye? Last time I felt terrible and almost threw up. Is it okay without the dye?
Related Discussions
563773_tn?1374250139
Hello,
For abdominal CT ,sometimes oral or intravenour contrasts are to be taken. CT contrast is used to make specific organs, blood vessels or tissue types "stand out" with more image contrast to better show the presence of disease or injury.It is common for the oral contrst to give a metallic taste,but to confirm whether you will be allergic to that dye,you can get allergy testing done. For that pls consult an allergy specialist and get skin ***** tests and blood tests for allergy done.

Also if you are having the symptoms after oral contrast ,you can opt for CT without dye also,but it depends on the pathology that your radiologist is looking for.In some pathologies presence of a dye is essential.You will have to talk to your radiologist about it.

Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted.

Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Allergy Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Asthma & Allergy Answerers
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
evewisewoman
Toronto, ON
746512_tn?1388811180
Blank
Tammy2009
Calgary, AB
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
363281_tn?1353103243
Blank
SassyLassie
Hanmer Springs, New Zealand