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 9 months ago    reply

Why does she want a pet scan?


a.edge87
Answered 9 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 9 months ago    reply

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

a.edge87
Answered 9 months ago    reply

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

passionatecarmelina
Answered 9 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 9 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 9 months ago    reply

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

a.edge87
Answered 9 months ago    reply

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

passionatecarmelina
Answered 9 months ago    reply

Thank you

c_wachter
Answered 9 months ago    reply

That's awesome.


earthy_canon
Answered 9 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 9 months ago    reply

Oh good thank you is it open like a CT?

earthy_canon
Answered 9 months ago    reply

Yes it is


felice
Answered 9 months ago    reply

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


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