Sjogren's Syndrome

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?

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Answered Nov 9, 2017    reply

Why does she want a pet scan?


Answered Nov 9, 2017    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.

Answered Nov 9, 2017    reply

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

Answered Nov 9, 2017    reply

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

Answered Nov 9, 2017    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

Answered Nov 9, 2017    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.

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

Answered Nov 9, 2017    reply

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

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Thank you

Answered Nov 9, 2017    reply

That's awesome.


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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.

Answered Nov 9, 2017    reply

Oh good thank you is it open like a CT?

Answered Nov 9, 2017    reply

Yes it is


Answered Nov 9, 2017    reply

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


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