Has anyone had an MRI Scan?

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  1. Dilek

    Dilek Well-Known Member

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    Hi Ladies

    I am having an MRI Scan in 2 weeks, my fertility consultant referred me as there is a confusion with what type of cysts i have. I didnt get a chance to ask questions.

    Has anyone had an MRI Scan, what happens? Do they tell you what they see straight away? Should I be nervous?

    Thanks
     
  2. HevTT

    HevTT Active Member

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    I haven't had an MRI scan personally but my husband had one to scan his brain 2 months ago (he had a seizure in the middle of the night - the first time ever!). I waited outside the scan room (they did say I could have gone in but as it was within 3 weeks of having my laparoscopy, they wouldn't let me in). The machine itself is relatively noisey but they gave my hubby a choice of music to be played through it to take his mind off it. He was inside the machine for around 30-40 mins (just lying on a bed) and he said he didn't find it claustraphobic - although it was easy to understand how some people could feel that way.

    As for results, the consultant radiographer(?) was there and he telephoned my husbands consultant to say that he could see nothing obvious at first look. He was then given the all clear by my husbands consultant to tell us that everything looked provisionally fine but they would be examined more closely and sent onto our consultant. It took approximately a week for our consultant to get back to us but I'm sure we would have heard sooner if they had found anything wrong.

    I am guessing here but I suspect that you will not hear quickly regarding the results (the radiographer consultant man is not afterall a fertility/gynae man and so I'd say that they won't commit to anything until your consultant sees the scans. We managed to get a copy of my husbands scans and we found them quite fascinating.

    I don't think the scan is anything to be worried about - you just sit back and relax and let the machine do its thing :winkwink:

    Hope you get the result you need.

    Hev x
     
  3. becs

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    Hello,
    I've had 3 MRI's now and I'm one of the one's who does get claustrophobic. The last one I had I did panic a bit but found I instantly calmed down when I took the time to look at the machine. WHen you walk in it's easy to be distracted and just get onto the bed to go into the machine and what panicked me was thinking the machine was closed at the top. After I had a little wobble they brought me out and I had a good look and it is completely open at the top so a bit like a fat polo. Once I had that in my head I was absoloutely fine. It is noisy they do give you head phones. 2 of the 3 scans I've had they did play music but the last one was just earplugs and headphones. I've got another one in december and whilst I'm not looking forward to it I know I'll be ok. I think most of what it was about last time was that hubby couldn't make the appointment so I had to go on my own so was feeling a bit emotional in the first place and not rational. As for the results 2 of my scans have been private and I've had the results within a couple of days. The last one was on NHS and that was 2 weeks. Good luck you'll be fine. Once relaxed I did very nearly fall asleep so can't be that bad!
     
  4. rachelle1975

    rachelle1975 And then there were 3!!

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    Hey,

    I have had an MRI and so has my DH. I had one on my shoulder so went in head first - its very loud but if you zone out, close your eyes it's not a lengthy procedure and it's not painful. Results took another month to come through as a specialist had to review them.

    DH had his done on a foot injury so was in the machine from the waist down - his results took a month as well.

    Good luck hun :dust: :hugs:
     
  5. MrsJD

    MrsJD Little Fighter On Board

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    I had one earlier this year with regards to an inner ear infection, so I had my head scanned.

    It doesn't take long, you are strapped in as you need to remain still. I had mine done private and my results were back in 3 days not sure about the NHS though.

    X
     
  6. Dilek

    Dilek Well-Known Member

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    Thank you ladies for replying. Its calming to know that its common scan done on all sorts of issues. Hopefully it will go all fine. Im going to take your advice and take a cd to listen too!!
     
  7. MrsJD

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    It's painless and will be over before you know it, yes the CD is a good idea too.

    Good luck honey.

    X
     
  8. Farie

    Farie Well-Known Member

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    I've had a couple, both head 1st

    Its loud and a little closed in but nothing bad, just zone out and concentrate on nice things, in my case the choc ice cream DF promised me!

    :hug:
     
  9. Dilek

    Dilek Well-Known Member

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    Silly question, but do u drink something before hand?
     
  10. myboo1971

    myboo1971 Well-Known Member

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    I had a MRI scan a few years ago for a pituitary tumor. Can't remember having to drink anything but that might depend on what they're looking for. The scan itself isn't too bad. Only thing is having the lie still inside the chamber. I remember the tip of my nose itching and not being able to scratch it:dohh:

    Good luck.
     

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