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nuclear stress test

Yesterday I had a nuclear stress test and within a couple hours I felt a hot itchy spot about 6 inches long and 3 inches wide from my shoulder down.  The place where the Adenesine was injected did not get red.  About 4 hours later I called my drs service and one of them returned my call and we discussed whether I needed to go to the ER. I chose to take a couple benedryl instead.  Today the red long blotch is still there.  I went to my cardio dr. where the test was done and he said he never saw a reaction to that test before - went to the computer and decided that what I acquired is "strep" infection from the injection.  I don't believe that.  I'm concerned because the area is not receding.  Does anyone know anything about this???
Thanks, Jule
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Sorry I can't be of more help, but I can say I've had three nuclear stress tests over the years and I never had any after affects, nothing like you describe.

I am surprised you cardiologist took such a "not my problem" stance (that's how I read your post).  Maybe you should go see your primary care doctor to see what he/she recommends.
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Yes my Husband have these blotches all over his skin from head to toe! They were itchy and red, now they are dark! This all stared last yr when he was given an MRI with contrast...and again this hr in July! He had the nuclear stress test done as well, where his fingers went numb in the area where they placed the IV as well as a  burn on the top skin of his hand! Has anyone ever experience these symptoms!
It sounds like an allergic response to the contrast material.  Read more here:

http://www.livestrong.com/article/178926-side-effects-of-mri-with-contrast/
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