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Cat Scan Problem with Iodine

I recently had a cat scan done (have had before) where I was given iodine.  I did not get anything at all to drink this time.  When they injected the dye, it burned my whole insides. And for 4 days afterwards I have been having different reactions. So guess you would say I had an iodine reaction. My question is, wasn't I supposed to be given something to drink as well?  I asked and they said no. I do not have a spleen and it's been hard on me getting this out of my system. I have drunk a lot of water, but still I can tell my kidneys are having a hard time. I do not ever want to have iodine done again for a cat scan. The cat scan was done to see if the polyups on my kidneys had grown. I had cancer, non-hodgkins lymphoma in 2001 and have since been cancer free.
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What exactly are the "different reactions" you have been having?

It depends on what the physician has ordered in regards to whether you get IV and/or Oral contrast; you can have only one or both.

I would not be so concerned because you don't have a spleen to help pass the contrast; It is the kidneys I would be concerned about.
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