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    mrstreklady posted:
    I had a MRA yesterday because the Dr told me i had a 50% blockage
    in a vein in my neck.

    when they did the test yesterday they had put an I.V. in my arm because the dr had ordered mra with contrast .

    when they stared but the contrast in my I.v during one of the scans of the mra.. it hurt very badly & it burned so bad i stared to scream . so is this normal for the contrast to hurt like this &did i have a reaction to the dye they were useing.
    Richard C Senelick, MD responded:
    Most people feel only a mild discomfort or nothing at all. Occasionally the patient will feel burning or pain that quickly passes. If the area they injected becomes red, warm or tender you should have your doctor look at it. Otherwise, if the arm looks an feels fine, you shouldn't have any problems.

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