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Bone Scan


Call your doctor if:

  • The area where the tracer was injected is red, swollen, and painful for longer than 2 days.
  • You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.

Drink extra water for 24 hours after the scan

to flush the tracer from your body.

Apply a warm compress

to the injection site to reduce swelling and pain.

Discard breast milk

for 2 days after the procedure. Express or pump the breast milk. Your healthcare provider will tell you how to throw it away safely.

Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:

Your provider will give you the results of your test. Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

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