Does Gastrografin as oral contrast agent in CT scan cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is less with gastrografin.
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Yes,barium as oral contrast agent can cause diarrhea in some patients.It may even cause severe diarrhea.
You are rightly advised for alternative oral contrast gastrografin.Gastrografin can also cause diarrhea but incidences of diarrhea are less as compared to barium.
You don't worry at all.Even if diarrhea occurs,it will limit after clearance of contrast agent from the intestine.
It is good that you are hydrated prophylactically.
You should be keep calm and go for investigations.You will be alright.
Wish you all the best.
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