MRI results by post? Worried.

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I had an MRI of my small bowel about 2 months ago didn't hear anything no letters or calls so decided to ring them today and was told that the MRI department looked at the scan on August 16th so I spoke to my Doctors secretary who told me that the doctor had not seen it and she had no idea why he hadn't as it's been ready for a month

Had a call back about an hour after my first conversation with his secretary who rang to tell me that they sending a letter to me and my GP with the results. Now I'm just wondering what kind of results they give by letter in guessing if it was a cancer or something it would be a face to face thing so what else could it be? If anyone could help that would be fantastic.

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    I would think if it was cancer, the results would go to your GP after they were read and you were contacted over the phone. I have never heard of a letter being sent out. Usually, I am told the results of a bowel exam right away, but mine is done by sigmoidscopy. I don't think you have anything to worry about..but please post back..I wish I could get a colonoscopy, I am two years overdue and am having alot of digestive issues. But I have so many other medical bills I am overwhelmed with, and trying to keep out of collections. I guess I have to wait.

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      Hello Josephine and thank you for your reply.

      Was hoping I would get my letter yesterday which I didn't which was a bit gutting as have 12 hour shift Monday so won't get to see the letter until night time tomorrow of it turns up at all.

      Anyways yes not quite sure what I will find in this letter it's a bit of catch 22 situation in my mind as I was told that my results where going to me and my GP in a letter which my mind tells me and the 100s of forums I've searched other the months means it surely can't be cancer (I'm not sure where your from but in the UK GPs generally do this face to face) but on the other hand what is it that they can tell you via letter Celiac,Lactose,Chrons etc.

      I will be back on tomorrow with an update hopefully it's good news the last 2 months waiting for my results have played havoc on my bowels.

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      Also a colonoscopy was a fairly painless Experiance for me and it did gave the doctor the answer he needed that whatever's affecting me ain't in my large intestines or rectum. The only down side for me was the drink by the time I had a second mouthful I was on the toilet for an hour.

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    Let me know what you find out. I had a Colonoscopy at the age of 43. My first one. The colon and rectal specialist did a sigmoidscopy and said he saw a polyp. I did the "fleet phospo" prep which was pretty easy, but they are no longer doing that from what I have heard. I am almost three years overdue. I live in housing, on Social security disability. I pretty much know there is something wrong. If it is cancer, I have to tell them here. I will lose my housing and I have nowhere to go. I can't save because I have alot of health problems and drowning in medical bills. They did the colonoscopy and no polyp was found. I don't mind the colonoscopy. Just the prep. It's much harder now than the "fleet" back in the 90's. I might try the capsule where you swallow it, and there is a tiny camera inside of it and pictures are taken. Or I may do a virtual less invasive colonoscopy.

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    Would someone please help me I need to post my MRI results and I was wondering if someone would be able to explain it to me better on what the results mean
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