Seen the rhemo she agrees she thinks it's sjogrens but wants a pet scan I'm really nervous how was your experience for anyone that had one done?

14 Answers

behnke
Answered 11 months ago    reply

Why does she want a pet scan?


a.edge87
Answered 11 months ago    reply

PET Scans are to determine if you have cancer or infection in the body. It's not used to determine if you have Sjogrens.

passionatecarmelina
Answered 11 months ago    reply

She wants to rule out cancer Eve tho she thinks it's sjogrens

a.edge87
Answered 11 months ago    reply

Ok. I'm a cancer survivor so I was wondering.

passionatecarmelina
Answered 11 months ago    reply

Ah ok I'm actually glad she is going to do one just to make sure. My lymph nodes have been enlarged for a long time and I have trouble eating and drinking

a.edge87
Answered 11 months ago    reply

My lymph nodes have as well. I've had two PET Scans this year, one being last month after my nodes got even bigger. That's a part of Sjogrens. My Dr wanted to be sure everything is ok. Plus, with me being a cancer survivor, my Drs have dot every I and cross every t.

passionatecarmelina
Answered 11 months ago    reply

I'm so glad you survived you are a strong woman

a.edge87
Answered 11 months ago    reply

By the grace of God! I pray your scan will come out fine!

passionatecarmelina
Answered 11 months ago    reply

Thank you

c_wachter
Answered 11 months ago    reply

That's awesome.


earthy_canon
Answered 11 months ago    reply

Pet scans are easy. You are given a IV dose of radioactive glucose and then you rest for 30 minutes. The actual scan is quick. Cancer cells and infection will uptake the glucose.

passionatecarmelina
Answered 11 months ago    reply

Oh good thank you is it open like a CT?

earthy_canon
Answered 11 months ago    reply

Yes it is


felice
Answered 11 months ago    reply

I used to do this as a profession. The information is correct.


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