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What can you tell me about the side effects of the mri contrast dye that is routinely administered to patients undergoing an mri scan? I have been having persistent pain in my lower back and the doctor wants to do an mri to make sure that there is no tumor present. I will likely be given the mri contrast dye as well. What should I know?

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The contrast dyes used for MRI scanning can have some unpleasant side effects, but none of them are long term or serious. Think hives, diarrhea, headache and some temporary discoloration of the skin. MRI contrast dyers are only used in about 20 percent of all MRI scans, but in case of a suspected tumor the dyes make the MRI scan much more effective.
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