CT Scan prep.. ????

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Pooie1981
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   Posted 6/19/2008 10:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Just wondering. I had to drink Gastrografin for my CT scan the other day plus they injected me with dye. I have had D since I had it done.. anyone else experience this ?? Scared to even fart today.... lol Just wondering if it is a side effect or if my flare is flaring again, lol.

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Jenn 26/female
Ulcerative PANCOLITIS diagnosed 2004
Asacol 3 pills once/day
Daily Vitamin for Women and Folic Acid
Currently in a flare since March 6 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


bellski
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   Posted 6/19/2008 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   
It sounds like the dye made you sick, I hope it's not a flare. My daughter has had that dye injected, never got sick from it, other than practically passing out (she hates needles). I hope it gets better soon. Taker Care, Bellski
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basa0806
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   Posted 6/19/2008 10:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Something made me sick after that. I was barely over with the procedure when I was darting down the hallway to the bathroom!
Sam
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Pooie1981
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   Posted 6/19/2008 3:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Just thought I should add in that I am already flaring. I was having the CT Scan done so that the DR can make sure there was no obstruction or abscess before scheduling my Colonoscopy. I just think the dye added to my problems. I was having solid bms but they were really skinny... now my bms just run right outta me since I had the dye. Ah well...

Thanks for the replies tho ! :O)
Jenn 26/female
Ulcerative PANCOLITIS diagnosed 2004
Asacol 3 pills once/day
Daily Vitamin for Women and Folic Acid
Currently in a flare since March 6 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Sara14
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   Posted 6/19/2008 3:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Is the stuff you had to drink the nasty barium crap? I had to drink that when I was flaring severely (before getting a diagnosis) and it was horrible. I couldn't finish it all. I know that stuff can cause you to feel sick. I would think it would be that more than the CT contrast (dye), but I don't really know. I had a mild allergic reaction to the contrast. Hope you feel better soon.
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basa0806
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   Posted 6/19/2008 4:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I think barium is for the upper gi series. I think I had them both a week apart. I drank the barium and the crystals for the upper gi and this go-lytley stuff and then they injected iodine in me for the CT skan but it was 3 years ago so I could be wrong
Sam
19 years old
Diagnosed March 2005
Remission since January/April 2006 (incident with mono)
3200mg Asacol, 25mg Amitriptlyine, Ortho Tri-cyclen lo, Imodium when I need it
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Sara14
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   Posted 6/19/2008 5:10 PM (GMT -6)   
It may be for the upper GI series also, but I had the barium drink for a CT scan of my entire digestive tract. I had to drink it and get the IV contrast.
24 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; yet to go into complete remission
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - nightly; Canasa (1,000 mg) in the morning
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 2/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv


Old Hat
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   Posted 6/19/2008 6:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Barium & dye are different substances. The dyes are more likely to cause allergic reactions, from what I've heard. In fact, an aunt of mine with Crohn's got violently ill within a couple hours of dye injection & was hospitalized due to congestive heart failure from it. She was in her 60s at the time. / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])

Pooie1981
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   Posted 6/19/2008 7:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I had the Barium 3 years ago... that was for the Upper I think. This time I had a clear stuff to drink at home called Gastrografin. I had to mix two tbl spoons of it with juice before I went to bed then first thing in the morning an again a 1/2 hour before my scan. Then when I got to the hospital they got me to drink another cup of it mixed with lemonaid. It didn't taste bad or anything like that, I felt okay. Then they injected me via IV during the scan. It was specifically for a lower abdomen and pelvic scan as far as I know. I was just wondering if either the Gastrografin or the dye they injected me with caused anyone else to have D or loose bowels.

:O)
Jenn 26/female
Ulcerative PANCOLITIS diagnosed 2004
Asacol 3 pills once/day
Daily Vitamin for Women and Folic Acid
Currently in a flare since March 6 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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