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Pet Scan & constipation

Postby tummywoes » Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:59 am

Had the Pet Scan yesterday. Wow, what an ordeal that is I am very anxious anyway, but
this test did me in. It took so long, and all the different intervals of the test, the
injection, the waiting by yourself in the "quiet area", then more to drink, then finally to
the scanner. Holding ones arms up over your head for 30 minutes or so was brutal.
Had to have part of the test redone because I moved, which was awful.

Then today all day, I was terribly constipated. I think it had to be from the solution you
drink, or the injection, or both?..............I am nervous now about the results of course.
Had a bad dream last night where I saw red areas all over my entire body!! So in other
words that scan did a number on me for sure. I am holding my breath and praying that they will
find something that can be fixed. My sweet daughter went to the test with me and spent the
night last night. I hated to see her gohome today '(

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Re: Pet Scan & constipation

Postby J_T » Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:49 am

Gosh that sounds an unpleasant experience for you!

Finger crossed you get a good result from the scan. Keep us informed.

Good luck


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Re: Pet Scan & constipation

Postby LindaH » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:17 am

I've never had a PET scan, but I do believe it gives much more information than an ordinary CT scan.

Good luck with the results, fingers well and truly crossed for you.

Linda x

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Re: Pet Scan & constipation

Postby washingtonmike » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:43 pm

Hi tummywoes: Sorry you had such an unpleasant scan. I've had most of them now and I think the MRI the worst. If you're at all claustrophobic, which I am, it's more than a trial, more like an execution 8) .

Here's hoping the results are negative and they'll find what they need to find to get you up and going again. Cheers, Mike

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Re: Pet Scan & constipation

Postby tummywoes » Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:29 pm

I hate all of these tests. Yes, I am totally afraid of being closed in!
Any mention of a MRI at this point and I will freak out for sure. They will have to
knock me out to do it!......hospitals also freak me out, so I am really going to have to
work on this. Guess, I thought I would stay healthy forever?

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Re: Pet Scan & constipation

Postby MelindaEverettutu » Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:23 pm

Hello, Sorry but I don't the now what PET scan is . Can any one please help. Thank you