Repeat mri really worried

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I have the gene for spondilitis my dad has it too and i have been having bad back tailbone and pelvic pain. I had an mri last thursday on my back and pelvic area today i recieved a call from mri saying they need to do another mri on my pelvic area..im really worrying ive already had this done one im worried they may have seen something like a tumour. They requested me to come back next tuesday to have it done again im thinking if they thought it was a tumour they would get me in straight away for another mri. Am i overthinking things

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    it might just be that the quality if the MRI was not optimal.

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      Thanks for commenting It could be i was nervous and my legs wouldnt stop shaking but they didnt tell me at the time that it was a problem. But they did have a queue of people and i already had to redo one section of it coz i coughed so i was in there for longer than i should of been

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    Sorry to hear about your worries.

    Repeat MRI is not such a rare thing. What puzzles me is that you haven't gotten ANY results from the first one.

    Whenever I do an MRI, I wait a bit see the radiologist who did the exam and get both the report, images and a CD.

    A few weeks ago I had a head MRI. The radiologist said everything was fine and I went home with my results. When my endocrinologist wanted to see the images for herself she was appalled by the quality of the images on the CD. She asked me if I had moved a lot, which I hadn't. When the bad quality of images was confirmed on another PC, she ordered another head MRI.

    I don't know what your overall health is and how strong your pain is, but I'd suggest you move as much as you can, if that's ok with your doctor. There are pretty good exercises for lower back and hip area. When I do them in my yoga practice it makes a huge difference.

    Diet is also an important factor. Avoid eating processed foods, especially processed carbs. You will find a lot of good advice on nutrition. Just google starch free diet for AS.

    Don't forget the power of turmeric with pepper to fight the inflammation.

    Take care!

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    Hey i can understand your worry snds you hugs.

    Iv had it before where my Consultant has requested various types of scan to be done with and without dye and the team have either forgotten half the scans on one section or forgotten to give me the dye. sometimes stuff doesnt show up if they dont do the scans a certain way. Best one yet iv had is asking htem before i leave to double check they have everything getting half way back to my car and someone running at me because the dye was still active to get back in because they forgot to do my entire pelvic area which is really the only area worth doing on me.

    Try not to over think it but what you can do if your worried is call the mri team if they gave you a number on original appointment and just tell htem how you feel and ask them if they can confirm if thye have missed scans or its a quality issue. you should also be able to call your rhummies receptionist or the Rhumatology nursing team. I know its probably not an emergency situation or someone would have called you and usually those phone lines are reserved for emergencies but if its causing you stress and anxiety im sure they would understand.

    xxx

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      When the mri team called me thus morning i asked her why i was having to have it redone she said maybe they didnt get a clear enough picture or the may of not scanned your entire pelvis..she didnt give me a definitive answer but i dont know if she would of told me if they had found something my rheumy supposed to be calling me in 3 days

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      theres no point in me saying dont sorry or stress but i would suggest filling yhe next three days with so much stuff to try to give your mind a rest. when your stressed you'll be tensed uo which wont help the pain. im here id you ever need a rant or a moan just hit me a message anytime iv had anything major go on reactions or reaults the Rhumatolgist has always just called me straight away. i hate mris expecially when the images sre right there and you have to wait weeks for results. iv learn to walk slowly out the room staring at the computer they dont seem to mind.

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