I am having a CT scan on my urinary tract tomorrow. It is my 1st CT scan and I was told I have to have an oral dye preparation. So I am guessing I have to drink it? I have the weakest stomach especially when empty as it will be tomorrow. Is it really horrible?
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25-05-2015 14:55 #1Senior Member
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CT scan tomorrow. what is the dye like?
25-05-2015 15:16 #2
I've had an abdominal CT scan (for intestines) and had to drink a liquid before hand. It didn't taste like anything much - mainly water but I had to drink a lot (I think 1 or 1.5 litres) over a short space of time. If you google a lot of sites talk about barium which is like a milkshake, however that isn't what I was given. It was basically just water with a bit of an odd tastes (but not that unpleasant).
I'm not sure if this would be the same stuff but I think it would be close.
Don't worry, it's not that bad
25-05-2015 15:20 #3
Mine was put through an IV and made me feel like I was peeing my pants. I also had s metallic taste in my mouth.
25-05-2015 15:46 #4
25-05-2015 15:55 #5
Luckily I was warned lol
25-05-2015 16:27 #6
It doesn't taste to bad. From my experience drinking it myself and giving to patients it's normally about 3 glasses over a period of 30 minutes or occasionally as pp mentioned it can be a fairly large amount. Just depends on the brand they use.
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