A 31-year-old male asked:
started working out with barbell shoulder exercises. now i have right shoulder & collarbone discomfort. x-ray was normal. is mri warranted?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 41 years experience
MRI will not : Solve your discomfort on your shoulder and collarbone. You may just have strained or pulled a muscle when you started exercising. Physical therapy , warm compresses and anti-inflammatory medications may help. Take it easy with your exercise. See your doctor if symptoms are getting worst
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Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Weight lifting pains: Pumping iron needs to be done carefully to avoid injury- so hopefully you have a spotter or trainer to help. That said, the severity of your pains, range of motion, and physical exam of the area are factors that would determine if you need an MRI. A problem that seems severe, won't go away or inhibits daily function is something I would scan. If in 2 weeks not better, see a doc.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Do x-rays in pregnancy cause birth defects?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
No: The small dose of radiation in x-rays do not cause birth defects. In fact, most diagnostic imaging studies do not expose the fetus to enough radiation to cause birth defects. It is still prudent to shield the pelvis and abdomen in any case if the imaging needs to be done and the area to be imaged does not include where the baby is.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Doctors sometimes request a bone scan, CT or MRI scan before deciding on the best course of treatment. Why is this?
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Dr. Rishi Kumaranswered
Anesthesiology 8 years experience
Find/confirm illness: With any imaging method (mri, ultrasound, etc...), the pros/cons must be weighed. What information will the imaging provide to arrive at a diagnosis? Is it cost effective (although patients seldom worry about the cost)? Do i need a live, real-time view (as in ultrasound) or a more detailed view (as in ct/mri)? Is the patient at higher risk of harm from radiation (try to avoid in pregnancy), etc...
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A 21-year-old member asked:
I have ametal platein my leg, and need anmri scanof my low back. Will the metal plate prevent me from getting the mri?
3 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
No: Before your MRI you will be asked a series of questions to determine if the MRI is safe for you. The metal plate in your leg should not prevent you from getting an mri. If you become uncomfortable during the scan, you may have to stop and take a break.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
I was in an accident 3months ago had X-ray of my neck due to whiplash. I've been seeing a chiropractor but it still hurts. Should I get an mri?
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Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Yes if not improved: If you are still hurting without any real improvement or if it is feeling worse, then a MRI would be indicated unless the pain is mild and not affecting your life.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
My son is 17 and plays football. Complaining of ankle hurting and pains shooting up his leg. Does he need a mri?
3 doctor answers • 14 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Exam first: There has been a lot of great diagnostic skill derived from years of training & practice that your physician can bring to the process of examining a patient.After an exam, the physician can decide if additional studies are necessary prior to treatment.
5.7k viewsReviewed Mar 31, 2021
Last updated Jul 20, 2014
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