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A 24-year-old male asked:

Can taking tamoxifen during an mri effect the results of an mri on your brain? i am taking the tamoxifen for gyno.

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
No: Won't have any effect on mri.
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
Brain on Tamoxifen: I'm assuming that you're not actually taking the pill during the MRI as any movement would throw off the images and render them unreadable. In that case, taking tamoxifen shouldn't affect structural appearance just function eg trick brain into thinking not enough estrogen around so it then pumps out more lh & fsh to make more testosterone. Better question to ask is why MRI is warranted.

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A 24-year-old male asked:

Would taking tamoxifen effect the results of an MRI of the brain? I'm taking the tamoxifen for gyno and having the MRI for a concussion.

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
No: Rest assured, it won't affect your brain MRI results.

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