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Gallium Scan

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

A gallium scan is a test to find growths, or areas of infection or swelling in your body.

DISCHARGE INSTRUCTIONS:

Contact your healthcare provider if:

  • You have new signs or symptoms.
  • You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.

Self-care:

  • Drink 6 to 8 eight-ounce glasses of liquids each day. This will help flush the tracer out of your body. The tracer leaves your body within about 2 days through your urine or bowel movements. Ask your healthcare provider which liquids are best for you.
  • Wash your hands well with soap and water each time you urinate.
    Handwashing

Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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