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How should I prepare for discography?

Follow these steps to help your diskography go better:
 
  • Food and drink. You should not eat solid food after midnight the night before the procedure.
  • Medication list. Bring a list of all your current medications with you to the hospital. This includes over-the-counter medications and vitamins. You may be asked to stop taking blood-thinning medication, such as Coumadin.
  • Current medical condition. You may need to fill out some paperwork, including a consent form. Be sure to tell your doctor about any history of allergic reaction to medications or x-ray dye, any medical conditions such as diabetes, and any infection that may be at the injection site.

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