• Any side effects after a bone scan?

    Asked by teddyfuzz on Tuesday, October 9, 2012

    Any side effects after a bone scan?

    The bone scan sounds like a fairly simple procedure - I go in, they inject me with radioactive stuff and then I come back 3 hours later for the scan. I'm having this done tomorrow and wondering if the radioactive stuff causes any side effects. Just want to make sure I'm prepared if I start peeing neon green or glowing in the dark.

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    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      You sit in a chair, the guy puts on a pair of some sort of lead lined gloves and an apron, (god knows he cant get any on him) he reaches down into a cauldrin of sorts, draws the stuff into a syringe, then they inject it in you. Yeah, nothing could be bad about that,

      but I had it done and I'm still normal, well, lets ask my wife.

      No side effects that I know of, couldn't tell any difference in that and any of the other things they stick in us.

      You'll do fine!

      Greg P
      3X Survivor
      Team WhatNext

      over 8 years ago
    • lynn1950's Avatar

      This was an easy test. I don't remember any side effects at all. It seems it wasn't long for the results either. Hope you have good results! (No neon green pee, sorry.)

      over 8 years ago
    • teddyfuzz's Avatar

      Thanks for the responses!!
      @drummerboy - glad to hear that you are still normal, well, figuratively speaking, of course:P
      @lynn1950 - Dang! Green pee would have been so cool!

      over 8 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      nope - I was lying on a table for about an hour, which is always uncomfortable. The plus side, I was able to do fully clothed.

      over 8 years ago
    • pll's Avatar

      nope, no side effects here, either. I was on the table kind but that's been over 10 years so may have changed. good luck, this one is actually the least invasive test you'll likely have (excluding the injection with the metal syringe so the tech doesn't get any stuff on him/her).

      over 8 years ago
    • ImStillHere's Avatar

      It's one of the easier scans to deal with, in my opinion. Like the others said they give you an injection, then you come back in a few hours .You lie on a table and a big panel thing over you slowly moves up and down your body. The only problem I had was that the technician told me to remove any metal items such as watches. About halfway through the scan I realized that I still had my wedding ring on. I almost had a panic attack (while continuing to lie still!) because I thought something bad would happen. The tech had left the room momentarily, so I started shouting out help! help! I have a ring on ! The tech sprinted back in, and assured me that wearing a ring was fine. It's pretty funny in retrospect.

      over 8 years ago
    • ruthieq's Avatar

      In a word...No.

      over 8 years ago
    • princess123's Avatar

      I had no side effects. You may have an alergy to the radio active stuff, but they wont know if you have never had it. I am not alergic and had no problems with it. I have had 3 pet scans that also use it and 1 bone scan. good luck. It's a good time to sleep.

      over 8 years ago
    • Myungclas' Avatar

      Easiest test of all and no noteworthy sci-fi events. Sorry.

      over 8 years ago
    • cancervivor's Avatar

      I had one once, in 24 years of procedures thats all. Was painless, took a while and I had to stay still. That was the hardest part. I can't sit still.

      over 8 years ago

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