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A 32-year-old member asked:

When getting an epidural injection for pain, will it affect an mri if done later in the day?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Miller
Anesthesiology 47 years experience
Mri: The liquid given could show up and confuse with possible blood from injection

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A 44-year-old member asked:

When getting a epidural injection for pain will it have any effect on an MRI if done after epidural?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
Yes: In epidural procedure medications are injected in your spine. It will take some time (few days) for these medication to be absorbed by your body. During this time it will show up in the MRI scan. Once the medication is absorbed completely it will not affect MRI scan though.
Last updated Apr 5, 2015

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