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05-10-2013, 02:25 PM   #1
mccindy
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Contrast dye for CT

I had my CT today, and I had to drink the contrast first and then they also did the IV. I'm not experiencing much more than some mild discomfort today, but I seem to have an awful lot of rumbling going on in my belly today. I haven't been able to go to the bathroom today (pretty typical for me, I'm usually constipated and went yesterday so probably won't be able to today). My question is, has anyone had this with the contrast dye - the rumbling is loud and others can hear it (it's kind of funny).
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05-10-2013, 02:32 PM   #2
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Are you talking about the injected contrast or the oral solution of contrast that you drink like 3 or so 1 liter bottles of?
05-10-2013, 02:54 PM   #3
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I had both, but I'm assuming this rumbling is coming from the stuff I drank. It was only a large styrofoam cup full that I had to drink, probably about a liter I would suppose.
05-10-2013, 03:11 PM   #4
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It's possible it's causing some stomach upset. Usually I need to empty often after getting oral contrast.
05-10-2013, 03:51 PM   #5
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I didn't have a scintigraphy (contrast liquid and CT) since 2003 given that most hospitals now switched to MRIs nowadays to examine the smaller intestine. But I remember that contrast liquid (quite some) was injected over a tube through my nose directly through my stomach into the smaller intestine. And yes the rumbling remained for the afternoon as the air and liquid made its way down...
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