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Severe pain during CT myelogram. Allergic reaction to contrast?

I had a CT MYLOGRAM done about 5 months ago and I had a bad experience. When he put the contrast in my spine I felt this enormous pressure as the contrast moved. I was in severe pain and I started screaming. I felt like my body was going to explode.. Do you know why this happened? I have to have another one done tomorrow.. I am scared. The radiologist said I was having an allergic reaction to the contrast. He had to give me some meds to help calm me down.. . Thank You, Regina
Asked On : Fri, 22 Feb 2013
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Nov 2013
Hi Ms Regina,
Some pain is common during CT myelogram. However, it is due to irritation of nerve roots and not due to allergic reaction. If you had an allergic reaction to contrast, I would not do the CT myelogram again. Instead, I would order an MRI myelogram.
Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,
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