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Posted: 9/13/2010 9:58:32 AM EDT
Had some rapid hearing loss in my left ear recently and doc wants to rule out a tumor before doing anything else.

Little apprehensive.

Patrick
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 9:59:27 AM EDT
Best of luck.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 9:59:50 AM EDT
get the free drugs.. it will make the ride enjoyable..
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 10:00:00 AM EDT
Hope all turns out well.

Link Posted: 9/13/2010 10:00:26 AM EDT
Originally Posted By patsue:
Had some rapid hearing loss in my left ear recently and doc wants to rule out a tumor before doing anything else.

Little apprehensive.

Patrick


hang in there, have prayed for you

Link Posted: 9/13/2010 10:00:28 AM EDT
get ready for the most annoying sounding machine ever
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 10:01:00 AM EDT
I hope the doc walks in when its all over and says "Its not a tumor!" in his Arnold voice.

Seriously good luck!
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 10:01:19 AM EDT
Had one done 2 weeks ago.
Get ready to lay down with your head in a foam support with a cage over your face.
A little claustrphobic but doable
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 10:03:03 AM EDT
Originally Posted By snakes19:
get ready for the most annoying sounding machine ever


This...

I had an MRI done on my foot last year..

Too fracken weird..
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 10:04:25 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Zoomer302:
Had one done 2 weeks ago.
Get ready to lay down with your head in a foam support with a cage over your face.
A little claustrphobic but doable


Always get the drugs!

ive had many MRI's MANY!
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 10:05:01 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:
get the free drugs.. it will make the ride enjoyable..


Next time wear ear protectors at the gun range...
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 10:06:13 AM EDT
Originally Posted By patsue:
Had some rapid hearing loss in my left ear recently and doc wants to rule out a tumor before doing anything else.

Little apprehensive.

Patrick


The MRI its self is painless. A little noisy maybe. Ultimately,nothing but good can come of it. You'll either have peice of mind that your brain is fine, or you'll have caught the problem early. Know that your docs are sharp and looking out for you. If there's a problem, they'll catch it and you'll get the best care in the world.

Good luck.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 10:06:36 AM EDT
Good luck! Hope everything turns out fine.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 10:07:58 AM EDT
Good luck. Hope every thing is well.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 10:08:29 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Local:
Originally Posted By patsue:
Had some rapid hearing loss in my left ear recently and doc wants to rule out a tumor before doing anything else.

Little apprehensive.

Patrick


The MRI its self is painless. A little noisy maybe. Ultimately,nothing but good can come of it. You'll either have peice of mind that your brain is fine, or you'll have caught the problem early. Know that your docs are sharp and looking out for you. If there's a problem, they'll catch it and you'll get the best care in the world.

Good luck.


It's painless, except for after laying in the same exact spot for and hour, getting up and moving your shoulders hurts because the shits all locked up because they make you sit weird.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 10:11:18 AM EDT
Good luck, I hope you don't have anything serious. You Tube has some interesting MRI videos (Safety stuff and how they work).

Link Posted: 9/13/2010 10:11:29 AM EDT
I just had one done last Wednesday with/without contrast. It took around 30 minutes total, peice of cake.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 10:12:58 AM EDT
Originally Posted By crodeo:
I just had one done last Wednesday with/without contrast. It took around 30 minutes total, peice of cake.


30 mins.. shit.. mine are 2.5 hrs.. id love to have a 30 min run..
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 10:14:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By patsue:
Had some rapid hearing loss in my left ear recently and doc wants to rule out a tumor before doing anything else.

Little apprehensive.

Patrick

I've had one, it's not that bad. Rule out the bad stuff, you'll feel better.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 10:14:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/13/2010 10:15:51 AM EDT by RedDane]
It's no big deal. Just wear socks because the room is usually cold. They will probably cover you in a cotton sheet.

Seriously, taking drugs for the MRI is a little over the top. You just lie down for 30 minutes, they put your head in a brace so you can't move it, and it's sorta claustrophobic.

The machine makes a bunch of thumping and vibrating noises, that's it.

I hope everything turns out okay.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 10:16:19 AM EDT
I've had a couple of my brain and a bunch of my spine. They are cake. Take the drugs if you don't like tight spaces and you'll be fine. Good luck and I'll pray it isn't a tumor.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 10:21:13 AM EDT
Got my head MRIed a few years ago. Most boring half-hour of my life.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 11:09:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/13/2010 11:09:58 AM EDT by 3rdpig]
When my Brother was fighting brain cancer he had many brain MRIs, on one hospital visit he had something like 4 of them done in 3 days. They weren't a big deal, he slept through most of them.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 11:16:58 AM EDT
This shouldn't be very annoying - just slightly annoying. RedDane had it right - the MRI room is often cold. You'll want to wear a long sleeve t-shirt, some sweat pants and some socks. You can't wear any clothes or anything else with metal in it (no glasses, zippers, etc.).

Basically, they'll have you lie down on a table on a track in front of the machine. Wear the ear plugs they give you and make sure they are in tight and that you are in a comfortable position. Once you're in place and ready they are going to put a frame around your head to keep it still. At the start of the actual imaging, they will move the table on the track so that you are moved into the machine. The machine itself is extremely loud and makes lots of weird sounds. Just relax and you'll be fine.

Good luck!
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 11:18:54 AM EDT
Dont' sweat the MRI. Its noisy but other than that no big deal.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 11:30:18 AM EDT
Can be a little claustrophobic, esp. when they immobilize your head and pull the thing over your face. Otherwise it's no big deal.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 11:51:53 AM EDT
Just got back. Was in the machine a lot longer than I thought I would be and they gave me some stuff in my arm for a contrast scan. Didn't like that too much.

Anyway, a couple of days to analyze it and I will update.

Thanks for the prayers,

Patrick
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 11:52:20 AM EDT
Leave the tin foil at home.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 11:53:53 AM EDT
Originally Posted By snakes19:
get ready for the most annoying sounding machine ever


for sure. they are loud.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 11:57:17 AM EDT
I have several lasting hours, nothing but pure boredom. And the contrast taste like shit, yes I can tatse the stuff from a IV.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 12:08:18 PM EDT
When your head is in the imager, you may feel some discomfort in your anal region. This is normal.

Also, sometimes the magnetic field will bunch up your underwear; this is also normal.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 12:11:57 PM EDT
Best of luck man,

Stay strong
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 12:12:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By brdvictim:
I have several lasting hours, nothing but pure boredom. And the contrast taste like shit, yes I can tatse the stuff from a IV.


The most common one is gadolinium.

By itself it would be very toxic, so they chelate it and surround it with other compounds to protect you from the effects.

It can be hours of boredom depending on how much they are imaging.

I have spent almost 3 hours having a brain and spine done for MS diagnosis.



Link Posted: 9/13/2010 12:39:06 PM EDT

Make sure to bring your smartphone so you can give us a live update while you are inside the machine.

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