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Old 09.12.2020, 21:46
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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.
I had my jaws done once. I even had to move it in all kinds of ways while I was in there. They told me it was a first for them so they were highly interested and enjoyed it
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Old 09.12.2020, 21:48
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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.

There's nothing much to see if you have a healthy brain. However the fun tends to stop when they tell you you have a brain tumour.


For a head scan you don't go very far in the machine and they wedge the headphones in the box that keeps your head still so they press on your ears and the noise is ok in my opinion and I have noise sensitivity. Not annoying at all. Worst is when they talk to me and they have the headphones on 11. If I ever need a non-head one I think I'd get them to wrap a bandage around the headphones.
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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.
I’ve had a gastroscopy without sedation and it’s one of the worst memories of my life. Pure nightmare.
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How much does it cost to have MRI scan done? Do you need doctors note or anything or is it fine to ask/schedule one without hassle?

Want to check my head health due to migraines and nosebleeds.
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Re: MRI scan

I did an MRI scan of the prostate for carcinoma a short time ago. The test was negative but the doctor still wants me to do a biopsy based on blood PSA values.. Anybody out there had such a biopsy? The biopsy is not without risks ( infections, bleeding).
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Old 19.12.2020, 11:11
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I did an MRI scan of the prostate for carcinoma a short time ago. The test was negative but the doctor still wants me to do a biopsy based on blood PSA values.. Anybody out there had such a biopsy? The biopsy is not without risks ( infections, bleeding).
I can't advise...and you tell your doctor about your worries, but if a doctor asks for an extra test for cancer, maybe higher risk could be to refuse the test, in a long run.

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For a sec I thought you would say...'i found it even pleasant'....
I really enjoyed mine (and I've got a real phobia about rectal penetration - I hate prostate exams). The guy was an artist; just a splash of sedative so I didn't notice the 'entry', but fully awake and relaxed while watching the fascinating show on the screen. I even got a chance to calibrate my oxygen meter against his 'pro standard' one (it's dead on). I'd be happy to do it every year.

I later told my hipster GP (who's delightfully cynical) what a consummate expert the colonoscopist was and he replied, "Yea, that's literally all he does all day. Be a bit sad if he was bad at it..."
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Old 19.12.2020, 16:15
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I did an MRI scan of the prostate for carcinoma a short time ago. The test was negative but the doctor still wants me to do a biopsy based on blood PSA values.. Anybody out there had such a biopsy? The biopsy is not without risks ( infections, bleeding).
Biopsies are literally a pain in the ass. But a MRI can only really detect if the capsule around the Prostrate has broken. This does not detect if the Prostate has cancerous cells, nor can it tell how aggressive those cells might be. For that you need a biopsy.

Good luck, I went through all of the above in 2009 and am still struggling with cancerous cells lurking.
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I did an MRI scan of the prostate for carcinoma a short time ago. The test was negative but the doctor still wants me to do a biopsy based on blood PSA values.. Anybody out there had such a biopsy? The biopsy is not without risks ( infections, bleeding).
Rather minor side effects than undetected Cancer!
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Rather minor side effects than undetected Cancer!
I actually had two biopsies, one in the Dr.’s office unsedated and one a week later at a hospital where the put me out completely. The first was negative, the second positive with a high Gleason score.
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I actually had two biopsies, one in the Dr.’s office unsedated and one a week later at a hospital where the put me out completely. The first was negative, the second positive with a high Gleason score.
Thanks. Just wondering if you had any complications after the biopsy like bleeding or infection or not being able to pee? Why did the doctor put you out for the second biopsy? The thought of having my prostate stuck 12 times with a needle puts me off.
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Old 21.12.2020, 12:56
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Re: MRI scan

Well in hindsight (no pun intended) the Dr. was absolutely certain there was Cancer there but he just couldn’t find it. So he wanted another look and wanted me sedated. In any case it was over and done with in an hour and a half and I went home.

No complications either time.

A tip, if you allow me. If you need to progress with further treatment or radiation learn the Kegal Exercise and strengthen your pelvic floor before the treatment. They told me this only after the surgery and I wished I had learned it earlier.
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Biopsies are literally a pain in the ass. But a MRI can only really detect if the capsule around the Prostrate has broken. This does not detect if the Prostate has cancerous cells, nor can it tell how aggressive those cells might be. For that you need a biopsy.

Good luck, I went through all of the above in 2009 and am still struggling with cancerous cells lurking.
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Re: MRI scan

There are a number of Gadolinium-containing contrast agents used for MRI scans. There have been concerns in recent years about some of the "less stable" agents, and those have largely been removed from use in Europe due to problems in patients with insufficient kidney function. A couple continue to be utilised here for specific applications. In general, if you have normal kidney function, and particularly if you're not getting regular MRI scans with Gadolinium, there shouldn't be anything to worry about. (During pregnancy and breast feeding it's recommended to avoid Gd unless clinically necessary for a diagnosis, but adverse affects are still minimal and seldom reported, we basically just don't have long-term data on whether there are any impacts on the foetus).

If you are still concerned, you can request that the exam be done with a "macrocyclic" agent, which are the most stable agents. But in general, Gadolinium contrast agents are considered extremely safe even for repeated use, particularly with normal kidney function.
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I did an MRI scan of the prostate for carcinoma a short time ago. The test was negative but the doctor still wants me to do a biopsy based on blood PSA values.. Anybody out there had such a biopsy? The biopsy is not without risks ( infections, bleeding).

A biopsy (or several) is the only sure way to confirm a cancer diagnosis.
A negative result doesn't exclude cancer.
High PSA /low free PSA ratio is a strong indicator *in the absence of prostatitis*. Good luck. All the info you need can be found online.
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