CT Scan: Results and Allergic Rxn-- help!

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   Posted 6/17/2008 2:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I have perianal crohn's and I have been having a lot of drainage after I go, some is clear and odorless (weird) and other is mucusy and brown/green. I have been on flagyl for a billion years now and it's not helping so my GI ordered a pelvic CT to look for internal abscess and fistula. I was positive there had to be something in there because of the amount of drainage I have (I wear pads all the time to spare my undies and help with diaper rash.) Diaper rash is so lame.

I got the results yesterday--no evidence of an abscess, everything looks fine!!

What the hell?? Why am I having so much drainage if there's nothing there??

Also, anyone have an allergic reaction to the CT contrast? I did this last time and now they tell me I will forever and it will get worse. The fix? PREDNISONE. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!
What do you do to avoid the reaction??
Laurenne, 23 Student @ University of California, Davis.
Dx'd w/ IBS and CD in 2002
On Humira, Strattera, Zoloft, (Multivitamin, Flax Oil, and Omega complex when I remember.)

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   Posted 6/17/2008 3:16 PM (GMT -7)   
There are different manufacturers of the different types of contrasts that are used. Sometimes, people react badly to one brand but not another. The severity of the reaction also dictates how future CTs procede. If you had a mild reaction, then it might be possible to have them try a different brand of contrast in the future. I would call and get the brand name of the contrast that was used on you. Then you can discuss trying a different brand with your doctor. And yes, prednisone and benadryl are the treatments used when one needs a CT in the future after having a mild reaction.

about your drainage - Exactly where is the drainage coming from? Your rectum? Or is it a separate area?
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