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Re: MRI scan

Did the scan yesterday. Crazy noises in that tube. Even had to have an enema and a buscopan impfung. The music was dissapointing
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Old 08.12.2020, 12:56
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Anybody done this scan with the contrast medium Gadolinium.? I maybe have to do it but uncertain about the health risks
Gd is a very safe contrast media, with mild side effects (nausea & vomiting), which occur in about 0.1% - 1.5% of patients. Notice that in a good amount of cases, it is the anxiety & stress related to the condition studied, and not the Gadolinium, that generates or exacerbates these perceptions.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/art...20%3D%200.0018).

There is only an extremely rare side effect, NSF, but you don't have anything to fear, because it occurs only on patients with already an existing precondition (and the doctor would use a different contrast media in that situation).

Regarding all the subsequent comments on 'unconfort, stress, panic, fear, malaise, ...' whilst undertaking an MRI, ....next time that you have to take one, think on the techniques that the doctors would have to use otherwise to diagnose you... like angiographies (inserting tubes into your veins), arthroscopies (inserting a metal tube into your joint), trepanation (drilling a hole on your skull), colonoscopies (need more explanation?), and the likes....

and then imagine having been born 50 years ago -- all that pain that we are NOT going through!

so, relax! it is a non-invasive technique, and next time you hear the 'click', ' buzz', and ' ooohmmm', think of it as a massive crystal radio
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and then imagine having been born 50 years ago -- all that pain that we are NOT going through!

I suspect there are a few of us here who were born 50 or more years ago.
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I suspect there are a few of us here who were born 50 or more years ago.
true, true, I meant, imagine being sick 50 years ago...

btw, on the 50+, you are not alone....
but we were young, healthy...and careless then!
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true, true, I meant, imagine being sick 50 years ago...

btw, on the 50+, you are not alone....
but we were young, healthy...and careless then!

I was 1 year old so I can't say I remember.
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Old 08.12.2020, 17:25
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Anybody done this scan with the contrast medium Gadolinium.? I maybe have to do it but uncertain about the health risks
I got sick from the contrast medium. But I survived it can be the smaller problem and if it's not, one is happy to get negative results and quickly forgets about the discomfort.

There was a time I had to do a few MRI scans and my problem is actually getting claustrophobic. For me this can be eased by them regularly telling me how much longer it will take. They were always happy to do that for me. They went like "the next part will take 4 minutes" .... "that was two, an other 2 .." etc.
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Re: MRI scan

I have two colonoscopies, 10 years apart. Never showed any problems. Dr wouldnít even put me out. He did show me an interesting documentary on his mini-TV, something out of Fantastic Voyage ... I never got the point.

Iíve got another scheduled in just over four years. Pain in the ass, if you ask me.
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I have two colonoscopies, 10 years apart. Never showed any problems. Dr wouldnít even put me out. He did show me an interesting documentary on his mini-TV, something out of Fantastic Voyage ... I never got the point.

Iíve got another scheduled in just over four years. Pain in the ass, if you ask me.

For a sec I thought you would say...'i found it even pleasant'....
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Old 08.12.2020, 19:49
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I have two colonoscopies, 10 years apart. Never showed any problems. Dr wouldnít even put me out. He did show me an interesting documentary on his mini-TV, something out of Fantastic Voyage ... I never got the point.

Iíve got another scheduled in just over four years. Pain in the ass, if you ask me.
Fantastic Voyage, though! lol.

I once had a lapa-whatever it's called (camera down the throat to see the stomach thing) and the doctor told me that they always put people out for colonoscopies now -- or at least he does. That was at Uster Spital.
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Re: MRI scan

It was, at best, uncomfortable, but not being sedated I could walk out of his office and get home using public transport.

And Iím looking forward to the next one. Perhaps Iíll see Rachel Welch ...
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Old 08.12.2020, 20:21
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Fantastic Voyage, though! lol.

I once had a lapa-whatever it's called (camera down the throat to see the stomach thing) ......
geee folks!

But a good way to let OP know, an MRI is a dream in comparison.
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I fell asleep the only time I've been in one
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Old 09.12.2020, 11:27
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geee folks!

But a good way to let OP know, an MRI is a dream in comparison.
Nah, Iíve had an endoscopy - camera down the throat. They give good drugs for that. The MRI was not nearly as much fun in terms of sedation.
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But a good way to let OP know, an MRI is a dream in comparison.
Never had an MRI. Would like to have one just for fun to see my hopefully healthy brain. I have no issues with confined spaces, it would just be the annoying load sounds that would bother me. But there are ear plugs for that.

However, I had a colonoscopy. As I didn't want to feel dizzy and druggy, and wanted to be informed right away if something was wrong I refused any form of sedation (Uni Spital Zurich). It was actually a pain free, maybe a uncomfortable procedure. It is mostly a psychological thing, having literally something shoved up your ass is not anyone's thing. You must be able to relax, if you can all is fine and actually very interesting as you can watch the video feed coming from your insides (which, mathematically speaking, is still your outside). Having to choose with getting a teeth pulled or even getting a dental Impression with this alginate molds I would take a the colonoscopy any given day.

PS: Follow the instruction about fastening an cleansing. Otherwise you might mess up things and have to go a second time. Also, I had a Ibuprofen just before the cut off date. Its effect on the colon could still be seen even if more than a week have passed .
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Re: Colonoscopy prep:

There is a newish product finally coming into more common use in Switzerland that requires drinking less. So if drinking lots of foul tasting stuff (as opposed to a bit less foul tasting stuff) is a problem for you, ask your Gastroenterologist if he or she can offer a choice of product.

Also ask if he or she might recommend an anti-nausea med to take along side the prep stuff.
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Re: Colonoscopy prep:

There is a newish product finally coming into more common use in Switzerland that requires drinking less. So if drinking lots of foul tasting stuff (as opposed to a bit less foul tasting stuff) is a problem for you, ask your Gastroenterologist if he or she can offer a choice of product.

Also ask if he or she might recommend an anti-nausea med to take along side the prep stuff.
And remember to use nappy rash cream (or similar) before you start the prep. Saves a lot of soreness in a certain area!
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Never had an MRI. Would like to have one just for fun to see my hopefully healthy brain. I have no issues with confined spaces, it would just be the annoying load sounds that would bother me. But there are ear plugs for that.
MRI is useful for more than just brains. You can scan just about anything from head to toe. I've had head, back, and chest done. I didn't like any of them. I am not a fan of being squished in a tube and the loud noises make me crazy. Barely tolerable for me.
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PS: Follow the instruction about fastening an cleansing. Otherwise you might mess up things and have to go a second time. Also, I had a Ibuprofen just before the cut off date. Its effect on the colon could still be seen even if more than a week have passed .

Or google the instructions for fasting and cleansing. The info I got off the internet was way better than what I got from the hospital. I split-dosed the cleanser and I'm sure that made it more tolerable than doing all in one morning. Also no having to get up at 5am.


I'm interested by what you mean about the ibuprofen.
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And at worst??


I walked home after mine with sedation, I just had no idea how long I'd been out. I had a nice sleep though.
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Or google the instructions for fasting and cleansing. The info I got off the internet was way better than what I got from the hospital. I split-dosed the cleanser and I'm sure that made it more tolerable than doing all in one morning. Also no having to get up at 5am.


I'm interested by what you mean about the ibuprofen.
Same here.
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