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Just wondering if anyone has ever had a PET Scan done before?

If so, would you share your experience with me.

My GI doctor has ordered one and I have never had one done before.

As always, thanks for any insight provided.
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Hi there.

Yes I had one done. It is painless except for the needle that they put in your arm as an iv to put the dye into you. They let you sit in a dark comfortable room on a comfortable chair and you have to sit still like that for a bit so that the dye settles on you. Movement wll make it settle in the wrong places. It is a fast test after that, almost like an MRI or CAT Scan except you are not in a closed machine..... it is pain free test. Good luck with it.
 

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Thanks Paula and Happy Birthday again. Hope you have a good New Years Eve celebration.:wink2:
 

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My mom had one done this year. She is 73. It is painless as hellos mentioned too. My mom had to sit in a very comfortable recliner. They put something in her vein,but i don't recall it being a dye. she had to drink something red in color and after a while went in for the test. My mom is a big chicken when it comes to tests and she was fine with it.
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Thanks florie. I like the idea of sitting in a comfy chair.:lol::lol::lol:

I might just fall asleep.:wink2:

They did say that if your claustrophobic then pre medicate which concerned me because I am horribly claustrophobic!!!

Have you seen this machine? Is it tight like a MRI machine?:worried:
 

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Hi there,
To your question on if the machine was open, the answer is yes.

You will be okay. Let us know how it goes.

hugs, florie
 
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