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10-27-2013, 01:17 PM   #1
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MRI contrast with stoma?

For an abdominal MRI do we need to drink as much of that nasty oral contrast as a regular person would? Normally I drink 3 bottles but I'm thinking since my GI is shortened that it shouldn't have to be as much and won't take as long to light up the intestines.
10-28-2013, 06:30 AM   #2
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If you are talking about a small bowel follow-through, you drink the crap in increments and the radiologist checks on you periodically under x-ray to see how far the barium has traveled. Once it has traveled to the designated spot, you don't have to drink any more of it, so I imagine you will not need to drink as much as you did before.
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10-28-2013, 08:39 AM   #3
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No, this would be for an MRI so they don't look to see if its traveled yet.
10-29-2013, 01:48 AM   #4
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I just had an MRI with contrast through an IV. No prep, only 4 hours without food or water.
10-29-2013, 09:38 AM   #5
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For abdominal they inject contrast but also make me drink the liquid contrast.
11-06-2013, 08:02 AM   #6
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I had to drink contrast for abdominal (as well as the iv contrast). I think I had to drink the same amount but I remember telling them they better hurry up and do it or it all would have drained out. Ended up having to drink a second lot because they took so long and then they inserted it via my stoma. A lot of bother for one MRI.
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11-06-2013, 08:29 AM   #7
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Oh god that doesn't sound fun. I don't want anything inserted in my stoma.
11-06-2013, 11:16 AM   #8
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Insertion in the stoma isn't that bad actually...way better than the old fashioned up the bum way...lol
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