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im getting a ct sacn...
im getting a ct sacn wit contrast the side affects are blood clots the reason for the contrast is because i have a blood clot in venacava is that safe
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Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 8 years ago
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The main risk from contrast is allergy. The contrast used is generally low allergy producing these days, especially CT contrast. This is called low ionic or low osmolar contrast.
Risk of allergy with CT in a large series done by the Mayo clinic was .1 to .15 percent.
If you don't have a known dye allergy, you are probably at low risk.
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Hello,
what are you getting the CT scan for? What other information are you interested in?
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Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 8 years ago
Hello
I notice you keep relisting the question without giving details.
The answer at the top is essentially correct and the other expert had nothing to add without more information from you.
The chief side effect from CT contrast is an allergic reaction, which is not frequent.
It would be extremely unusually for CT contrast to cause a clot.
I understand that you have a clot that they want to look at more closely.
This is quite routine.
Do you have another question? let me know if so.
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