Friday, January 26, 2024

In I.V.U. examination, patient may have.. metallic taste in the mouth

In I.V.U. examination, patient may have:

  • A- nausea.
  • B- vomiting.
  • C- metallic taste in the mouth.
  • D- All are true.
  • E- All are wrong.

The correct answer is: D- All are true.

Here's why:

- Nausea and vomiting:

These are common side effects of the contrast dye used in an I.V.U. examination, affecting up to 20% of patients.

- Metallic taste in the mouth:

This is also a common side effect, occurring in about 10% of patients. It's caused by the contrast dye passing through the bloodstream and reaching the taste buds.

- Other side effects:

While not mentioned in your options, an I.V.U. can also cause other side effects such as flushing, sweating, dizziness, and pain at the injection site.

Therefore, all three options listed (nausea, vomiting, and metallic taste) can occur in I.V.U. examinations, making D- All are true the correct answer.