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   Posted 5/21/2008 2:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone know what the contrast solution used in C-scans is and if it causes diarrhea or liquid output?

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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 5/21/2008 2:51 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Jan - I don't know the specifics of the solution, but I do seem to recall contrast causing a cloudy diarrhea everytime I had to drink it. I don't remember any output from the kind that is injected thru IV tho.  Hopefully someone else here has an answer for you.   -Laura

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   Posted 5/21/2008 5:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had numerous CT Scans. Several before my rectal cancer in 1999 and at least 3 after. Ever since my surgeries this contrast just cleans me out. I joke it's better than the Fleet's Phospho Soda! Now the nurses suggest I consume half the amount recommended and the second dose, in the parking lot, right before reporting for the scan. They said I don't need all of what is suggested on the instruction sheet. I would at least ask if this is your case. As soon as it's over (they also hurry me in), I go straight home. Sure enough, the clean out begins. I also clear my calendar. (I should add that I had a temp ostomy after my colon resection, but I struggle with chronic IBS like symptoms now, so this forum and the IBS have been very helpful to me since my diet is all different now).

Good luck!

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