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question please help

shirleysshirley Posts: 201
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:34 AM in Spinal Injections
does anyone know if after a discogram, does the body re-absorb the contrast dye or do they drain it off after they have taken pics ? i felt really awful after having it but day 2 felt pretty good, weird, now as the days go by i am getting the old pain back plus some more. feels like my disc is going back to original height after being re-inflated ? never thought to ask the doc.
any thoughts would be good :?


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,848
    but I've been told about other tests:

    Ultrasound with contrast

    That any of the 'material' used is absorbed into the body without any problems. Even with some of the GI tests, the liquids you take are eventually absorbed into your system.
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • maybe the extra pain im having is just because of the needle insertion ? hopefully this will wear off soon, been a week since i had it done, can barely lift my right leg, sends pain across my lower lumbar from right to left and pain down front of left leg, never had this before discogram
  • Shirley, you can be in pain from a discogram for up to 2 weeks. Mine was just last month and it was about day 10 or so that I started to feel better. Give yourself time to recover from this very invasive and painful test.
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