Please do not have a CT scan with contrast dye if you have polycystic kidney disease. It is harmful and you can land up in the hospital with renal failure and when you do get better - your kidneys won't function the same as when you were before the contrast dye. According to the article "nursing2010:May; page 29 column 3 it states "Avoid intervasuclar ioldinated contrast media whenever possible. If it must be used, the patient should receive treatment to protect the kidneys, such as using N-acetylcysteine prophylactially (off-label use) and adequately hydrating the patient before and after the study".
Thank you, I just found this out this past week because I almost had this done. Please have your urologist and nephrologist schedule all the tests. They are the most informed.View Thread
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