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Investigations and Procedures

Also known as Barium Enema, Meal and Swallow, Biopsies, Blood Transfusion, CAT/CT Scan, Diagnostic Procedures, ECG - Electrocardiography, Joint Injections and Aspirations, MRI Scan, Scans, Tests - Non Blood, X Rays

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  • Has anyone experience of a weight-bearing MRI? Please help

    Hi, To cut a very long story short I have had chronic pain (sciatica from my left buttock and into my foot) for five years now. I have had seven flat MRI scans all of which show L5/S1 and L3/4 prolapses and DD with an anular tear but no nerve root impingement. I have been hospitalised twice last year with...

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  • Cardiology

    Hello I have appointment on Friday for a CT Cardiac Angiogram .I am totally freaking out.Have had echo and 24 hour holter both normal except non concerning extra wee heartbeat every now and then .Have only seen cardiologist once ,Went for this test before and freaked out so just had calcium score which...

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  • Multiyear Sacral Pain, new myleogram

    So my pain lines up closely with the s2 nerve, sacral pain, private parts numbness and burning, butt pain, pelvic floor pain. I just had a myleogram ct scan done yesterday, and as I have many scans before that showed nothing to these worthless doctors, Ive learned to read scans somewhat and look for...

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  • Mri reaction

    Hi has anyone had a reaction to an MRI scan i had one last week didnt have the dye neither did i put the gown on i went in and had it in normal clothes since ive had this i have a really bad burning feeling on my body like bad sunburn my skin is tender and its traveled down and mad my legs feel tender...

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  • Neck Mass

    I've been dealing with a neck mass that was found in my left supraclavicular region. It's been seen there 2 years ago on an MRI but only recently discovered. Was decided to have an FNA biopsy done to rule out what it is after having multiple CTs that didn't help diagnose it. Was thought to...

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  • FNA

    Now I have a scheduled FNA for a neck mass. However, one thing I am worried about is my metal allergies. I am allergic to nickel,gold and cobalt. What are the needles used in the FNA shots made out of? Are they stainless steel similar to those used in shots? Please help!

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  • Holter Results

    Hi - quick question had a 24hr holter which showed nothing but said 2 paced beats? I don't have a pacemaker so how can I have paced beats? Was this just a machine misreading? Thanks

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  • Head mri results help!

    Hi could someone please explain these results to me? A tumor was suspected due to severe headaches but my review is not until 2 months time so is this lesion not a tumor or is it a tumor but not cancerous? If it is a tumor what should happen next? So worried thank you in advance for any help x ...

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  • Side effects of IV contrast media

    I had a CT scan on Wednesday just gone which involved an injection of iodine contrast material. 24 hours after i started getting tingling in my feet and hands and feeling a little 'foggy'. I am also experiencing mild muscle aches in my legs and forearms. Has anyone else experienced similar or...

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  • Had Brain MRI scan today, please someone reassure me!

    Hi, I had an MRI scan done this morning via the NHS. After we finished the nurse and the guy who had taken the images seemed really weird. He didn't even talk to me and gave me a concerned and weird look. Then I thought I saw two white circles on one of the images I peeked on. Afterwards I rang...

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  • CT Scan Safety

    Hello, I have a general concern about radiation.  My 15 year old daughter has had a bad year.  She had a sports inury that led to 2 Xrays, one foot, one shin.  Recently, she was in the ER due to suspected apendicitis.  The doctor ordered an abdominal CT scan.  Besides these,...

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  • CT scan with contrast in a few days

    Hi there I have been having some issues in my abdomen along with some itching of late. As a result, i am going to be having a CT scan with injected contrast in a few days time. I was wondering, how safe is the contrast and is there anything i should be aware of during the scan? Any input would be greatly...

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  • Question regarding MRI about thecal sac reduction

    Is a 1.5mm reduction in thecal sac within 3 weeks a big deal? How much reduction in a thecal sac is something to be concerned with? --This is the end impression of an MRI w/o contrast in comparison to an MRI from 3 weeks ago The focal right paracentral protrusion identified at C5-6 on the previous...

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  • Post menopausal bleeding

    Hi im new here... I had a biopsy on 11 th may and ultrasound done on my the lining was 7.5 mm And showed a growth so had biopsy. Was told by consultant she would phone last thursday but hasnt. ..yet The not knowing is worse.. Has anyone has experience if this. I got an infection after biopsy So im on...

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  • Bone marrow biopsy

    Hi, when I was 18 years I did a bone marrow biopsy. Now I'm 23 and it still hurts. I can't stand or sit for too long, can't walk for too long either. I can't sleep on one side too long. I don't know if they did something wrong. I haven't been able to work since. And this just...

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  • Neck and upper back spasm, will it show on mri

    Hi guys I'm back again, so today I had my annual MRI on all areas of my spine, I have l4/5 fussion, thoracic arachnoid cyst compressing spinal cord, cervical degeneration with bone spurs, disc bulges at 4 levels and slight lordosis, however I woke this morning with upper back and neck spasm this...

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  • Want to know about Regular Health Checkups

    Hi, Good Morning all. My name is Shiva from Hyderabad. I am a new joiner in this forum. Today we will discuss. What did you know about Regular health checkups? What are the main benefits of Regular Health checkups? I am waiting for your reply. Thank You

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  • MRI Scan benefits

    Hi Good Evening All.... Today we discuss. what are the benefits of MRI Scan? Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a type of scan that uses strong magnetic fields and radio waves to produce detailed images of the inside of the body. MRI scan can be used to examine almost any part of the body.There are...

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  • 25 & new constant headaches w/ other symptoms

    - I have had daily headaches for around 4 months now, especially in the morning. It feels like constant pressure, and always worse after sleep. - Dizziness - Blurred vision at times - Loss of balance at times (running into walls, accidentally broke a hanging picture recently). Maybe unrelated,...

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  • Need Help Understanding MRI Results, Chronic Back Pain

    I've been living with chronic back pain for approx 10 years now that's progressively worsened after each pregnancy, 4 pregnancies total within a 10 year time frame. The pain is daily and affects my lower back, upper buttock, thighs and hips. I had my first MRI when I was 17 that showed some mild...

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  • My Dr ordered a CT scan of my lungsi

    My Dr ordered a CT scan of my lungs. I was a previous smoker. It showed 2 nodules and 'old' scar tissue from pneumonia. To my knowledge I have never had pneumonia. She wants to retest in 6 months. Anyone ever had this problem? I am a 59 to female in otherwise good health. I would think I would...

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  • I had pain in my left ear since one year

    hello there I feel pain in left ear if i exposed to air in the sense if i go for a ride in bike or if i used to sit under fan keeping it at maximum speed. Last time i visited to ent and doctor suggested me to have brain MRI scan. my scan results that i have T2 and FLAIR hyperintensivities in white matter...

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  • Trace of blood and leucocytes

    Just had a cystoscopy to day and everything is ok.  Anybody in this forum has unexplained trace of  blood and leucocytes? Ultra sound picked 2 small kidney stones and a small angiomyolipoma.  CT scan did not show any kidney stones, mystery did I pass them out without knowing. I would...

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  • Questions on my MRI's on abdominal and Pelvic

    On January 15, I ended up at the ER with sharp pain in lower left side of my abdominal area. They did a catscan with contrast and found out I had thickening of large colon with swollen lymph nodes and my white blood cell count was high. And saw a spot on my liver ( which I've had since 2011) So,...

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  • very worried about MRI Image

    Short back story… I have been experiencing a feeling of “heaviness” on the right side of my body for about 2 weeks now. I had headaches a few days last week and twitching in my face. I went to a Neurologist and he didn’t seem to worried by my symptoms but send me to get a brain MRI with and without contrast...

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  • What is CT Scan and CT Scan Uses

    Hi Good Evening All.. Today we discuss about, What is use of CT Scan? Computerized Tomography (CT) scan is a combination of series of X-ray images taken from various angles and uses computer processing to create cross-sectional images, or slices, of bones, blood vessels & other soft tissues inside...

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  • MRI internal burn

    My thighs were burnt by a MRI,first it made bright red lumps all down my thigh, up to my pubic area. The. I got huge blisters and had to stay in the hospital an extra week. Once the exterior burns were pretty healed, i tried to have intercourse, and was not able to. I went to the obgyn and my pelvis...

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  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

    Hi Good Morning All.. This is Venkat sai from Hyderabad. I am new joiner in this forum. Today we discuss about, What is use of MRI? It is an imaging test that uses powerful magnets and radio waves to create images or pictures of your body in detail. It has become the preferred procedure for diagnosing...

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  • MRI Tech seemed stumped, now I'm worried!

    I had an MRI for a lump that was felt behind my knee by my orthopedic doctor. I've been seeing an orthopedist for leg weakness and lump behind my knee. He told me that he wasn't at all concerned about the lump. He was sending me for an EMG which he thought could be related to the weakness in...

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  • Had mri Monday in need of help

    Hi, almost 4 years I had a benign tumour in my skull, thankfully it was completely removed and for the past 4 years I've had follow up scans just to check its all ok and it has been, but I always had the scan then about 2 hours after it I would get the resu,to face to face with my consultant. But...

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  • Blurred vision and lots of shaking. What is this?

    Hey guys! I've been having a thing that's happened to me two times over the course of six months. I'll try to explain and be as detailed as possible and maybe someone can help me. What happened these two times is that all of a sudden I start feeling very dizzy, my body feels very heavy and...

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  • Had mri immediately told urgent?

    Hi all, newbie here! Sorry this ended up being a looooong winded rant boo I fell down stairs nearly 3 weeks ago, I stood up and my right shoulder felt like it went back in its socket followed by intense pain. A+e xrayed, put in sling, said possible fracture top of femur and it was back in socket,...

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