CT Scan - Experience

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Published: January 19

I am having pain off and on throughout the day in my left side from waistline to lower abdomen. I had CT scan on Friday. The doctor’s office called today and said scan was normal. They didn't say anything about follow up but I am still in pain. As for the actual scan the barium was less than tasty, the IV hurt a bit, but the staff was excellent. Very kind and informative..

Published: March 31

When I had my CT scan for my abdomen I had an anaphylactic attack and got the attention of the radiologist. I had welts, my nose was stuffed and I started to have a cough and had to have a cortisone injection. I never have been so scared in my whole life. So when I had to have an MRI for the brain and they asked me to have a contrast I was so scared that I refused to and I was already under MRI for 1 1/2 hours as they were also doing the spine. I asked them if there could be another attack and they said unlikely but I have read that you could have an anaphylaxis attack even for MRI IV. I know one is iodine and the other is water base but after the CT it just scared the heck out of me. I asked if I could be given an injection or antihistamine before the procedure and they said no. I have asthma and really bad allergies, so that should have been an indicator in itself..