10 Side Effects of CT Scans

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Side Effect #2: Nausea

Nausea refers to the unpleasant sensation of wanting to vomit. It is a debilitating symptom as it places discomfort in the upper abdomen, chest, and back of the throat. Like pain, nausea has a protective purpose that teaches the affected individual to stay away from potentially harmful triggers.

Nausea is a common and nonspecific symptom that can be observed in pregnancy, motion sickness, dizziness, hypoglycemia, gastroenteritis, and food poisoning. It is also a common side effect seen in patients who have undergone CT with contrast. Like vomiting, nausea can be managed using antiemetics.

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