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MRI Results... In need of advice
« on: January 19, 2014, 06:09:21 PM »
Hi all,
Two months ago I had an mri of my brain without contrast done. The results came back normal. I saw a neurologist last week who looked at the paper copies of the mri pictures and said they looked normal. However, my symptoms (which I am not even going to get into) seem to be getting worse. I would like to know how reliable an mri without contrast taken TWO months ago is. Couldn't the tumor have grown a lot in two months and they missed it because it was small? Ugh I just need some advice, please.
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Re: MRI Results... In need of advice
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2014, 06:14:16 PM »
I'm pretty sure MRI would pick up any abnormalities big or small, and tumors don't start causing symptoms until they are pretty big.
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Re: MRI Results... In need of advice
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2014, 06:16:06 PM »
I feel like I'm getting new symptoms though. But even so, wouldn't it have been big enough to see even without the contrast? I just hope it didn't miss any bring. I THOUGHT MRIs were reliable even without contrast...
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Re: MRI Results... In need of advice
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2014, 06:17:26 PM »
I know the feeling, had a couple of episodes and feared my epilepsy had worsened or it was something serious. All test were with each ER visit. I'm awaiting my MRI results, it could be like me having your anxiety *think the worse* causing the symptoms to worsen. I wish I could take my own advice.
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Re: MRI Results... In need of advice
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2014, 06:29:52 PM »
You most definitely googled contrast out of contrast MRI thing...

Your MRI is fine, which means you don't have tumor or whatever you are afraid of involving the brain.

Relax, enjoy life and stop googling.
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Re: MRI Results... In need of advice
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2014, 06:32:38 PM »
Would a small tumor be seen even without contrast though? And would a tumor grow significantly in two months?
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Re: MRI Results... In need of advice
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2014, 06:36:23 PM »
Small tumor wouldn't even cause symptoms in the first place. So, you can't go do MRI because of your symptoms then don't trust MRI because it could be small one. It was either big enough to cause symptoms or it was small in which case you wouldn't have symptoms at all.
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Re: MRI Results... In need of advice
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2014, 06:42:34 PM »
When I got the mri my symptoms weren't this bad. And new ones keep popping up. Either way, I would hope it would show something. I also went to the eye doctor a few times and she said everything was fine. I just don't understand what else would cause my problems.
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Re: MRI Results... In need of advice
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2014, 06:51:14 PM »
Something physical + a lot of anxiety.
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Re: MRI Results... In need of advice
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2014, 06:55:10 PM »
Something physical like a brain tumor?!
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Re: MRI Results... In need of advice
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2014, 06:57:52 PM »
I went through your posts...smth physical as...

And yeah I went back to the eye doctor today and it turns out there's a rough patch on my cornea and she thinks that's causing the blurriness.

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