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Fri Jul 12, 2019, 07:19 PM

Do you know what's scary?

When you go in for a MRI and everyone is business as usual. Then after 30 minutes, they started acting funny. They are asking if you're ok way to much.
They go form business to treating you with super kit gloves. What the heck changed?

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Reply Do you know what's scary? (Original post)
Lady Freedom Returns Jul 2019 OP
TreasonousBastard Jul 2019 #1
Lady Freedom Returns Jul 2019 #2
ProudLib72 Jul 2019 #3
Lady Freedom Returns Jul 2019 #10
ProudLib72 Jul 2019 #13
csziggy Jul 2019 #4
Lady Freedom Returns Jul 2019 #6
csziggy Jul 2019 #8
Lady Freedom Returns Jul 2019 #9
csziggy Jul 2019 #11
Lady Freedom Returns Jul 2019 #12
femmedem Jul 2019 #14
Lady Freedom Returns Jul 2019 #16
Laffy Kat Jul 2019 #15
Karadeniz Jul 2019 #5
Lady Freedom Returns Jul 2019 #7
sakabatou Jul 2019 #17

Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 07:27 PM

1. That's scary, but once I had a chest X-ray on a Friday afternoon...

Techs, of course, are not to talk to you about what they may see, but I heard this tech go "Oh Shit!"

I did not have a carefree weekend.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 07:32 PM

2. I couldn't hear what they were saying....

... but I wish I could have.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 07:44 PM

3. This is several years ago, but it has to do with MRIs

I complained to my doctor about having fainting spells during hard exercise. She ordered an ECG. No one said anything about the results, so I thought there was no problem. It wasn't until five or six months later that I went in to see the doctor and she pulled up the results. She looked at them and said, "OMG, you need to go in and have a stress test with MRI!"

Turned out I have supraventricular tachycardia. Evidently I was getting it when I was really out of shape because they didn't see it during the stress test. But still, it was something I should have been told about right after the ECG!

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 06:43 PM

10. I hope there wasn't something that they should have told me.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Reply #10)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 06:51 PM

13. It could be the difference between the technicians and the doctors

Wasn't it the technicians who were acting weird?

I think they are super careful and seeing a lot of things that aren't there.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:17 PM

4. Were they doing the MRI with and without contrast?

I've had two MRIs that way - the first time, they were concerned because I had a reaction in the past to topical iodine and they worried that I would have a reaction to the intravenous iodine dye. I did - but it was only a reaction to the cold of the IV liquid, not to the iodine. My family has a history of Reynaud's Syndrome or extreme sensitivity to cold to the point my sister had to make them warm any IVs she got or the blood in that arm would coagulate.

The second time, they warned me when the iodine was going in and kept asking if I felt any itching or other symptoms. An anaphylactic reaction to an injected dye is life threatening so they want to know as soon as any symptoms show up.

The techs seem to be very controlled and seldom give any clues even if they see a problem. In my case with EKG, echocardiogram, and the MRI with and without contrast, it was very clear that I had severe stenosis of the aortic valve - but the techs doing the tests gave me no clues. The only person to have a strong, almost panic reaction was the cardiothoracic surgeon when he called to tell me that the MRI for my heart showed a mass on my kidney.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 01:54 PM

6. It was both.

And I have had this done before with no problem.
And that why their change from business to this over attentive scared me.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 03:29 PM

8. How soon do you go back to discuss the test with the doctor?

You probably will not hear any details until then. I had my last MRI (and a chest X-ray, checking for recurrence of my kidney cancer) June 19. On Monday July 1 the doctor's office called to tell me that the tests were clear. I had an appointment with the doctor on July 3 to tell me essentially the same thing.

I hope the news is not bad and you are worrying for nothing - but it sure sucks to worry!

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Response to csziggy (Reply #8)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 05:49 PM

9. AHCCCS has cleared a follow up Oct 2.

But he said he will call me by Wednesday.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Reply #9)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 06:43 PM

11. October! That's a long time to wait!

Hopefully you will get some information on Wednesday. I'll be sending good vibes your way.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #11)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 06:51 PM

12. Thanks.

The state doesn't want to spend a lot of money on sick people.
And after he looks at the MRI and comes up with a treatment. He has to send the MRI and his idea on what to to the state for them to decide if he can or if there something cheaper he should try. State may be wrong in what they think is the best, could not help me at all, but it will be cheaper.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Reply #9)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 06:39 PM

14. Did the doctor call back?

I got worried for you when you said he'd call back by Wednesday and then I haven't seen posts from you.
Hugs for you and Trooper.

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Response to femmedem (Reply #14)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 09:51 PM

16. Nope

I'm going to have to call him this Monday.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 07:06 PM

15. They do not use a iodine derivative with MRI contrast.

CT scans use an iodine derivative. MRIs use gadolinium, a completely different agent. I've been prepping people for their radiologic studies for five years. I've seen several severe reactions to CT contrast, one death, but only one reaction to gadolinium and it was a mild case hives treated with an oral antihistamine.

Most early kidney cancer is found incidentally from other studies because usually, by the time kidney cancer is symptomatic, it may be too late for a cure. You were lucky! Early kidney cancer can sometimes be cured with surgery only.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:45 PM

5. Glad to hear you're able to get some medical attention!❤

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 02:05 PM

7. Thank you!

Because I only have ACCESS it will go slow. They have to approve everything before anything can be done.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 10:04 PM

17. I don't know

Never happened to me ever.

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