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CT scan with contrast dye and polcystic kidney disease
Tikasiamese posted:
My Primary Dr has ordered me a CT scan with contrast dye. I have been doing much research on the subject and after reading this and getting informed info from my nurse educators at my hospital system I work at, I have been told that under no circumstances am I to do the contrast dye because it could be extremely harmful with the kidneys. So, I cancelled the CT scan yesterday but will meet with the urologist next week to go over my next steps. I would rather be informed by a urologist or nephrologist about my PKD than my primary. I know she ment well but she does not know the affects of the contrast dye and kidneys. My gfr is still in the 40's and I don't want to be sent to the hospital for a week and have my health be at risk.

Thanks for letting me vent. Jen

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