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benefits of mri with contrast for lumbosacral injuries?

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Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology 39 years experience
Not needed: Acute lumbosacral injuries do not require MRI with contrast.

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Is it normal to have headache after a head injury?

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Dr. Ruben Nazario
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: It is normal to have a headache after a head injury. But there are several things you need to keep track of. It is not normal for your child to have several episodes of vomiting or loss of consciousness after a head injury. Other worrisome signs after a head injury include seizures, irritability, changes in vision or changes in behavior.
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What can I do to prevent injury to my testicles?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Scrotal cup: Wear a cup when playing sports when you could be struck in the scrotum, i.e. When playing hockey, baseball, lacrosse, football etc.
A 21-year-old member asked:

I don't have any symptoms, but an MRI shows a chiari malformation. what does this mean?

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Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
Three types: An asymptomatic chiari malformation shows a low situated cerebellum, it is asymptomatic and referred to as type i. Types ii and iii show the same, but a progressively worsening impingement on the foramen magnum and the occurrence of cervical spine impingement-giving rise to neck and shoulder numbness.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

Could a MRI with contrast fail to identify a pituitary tumor?

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Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 33 years experience
Yes: Most pituitary tumors are "microadenomas", meaning that they are less than 1 CM in size. Mris done specifically to look for a pituitary tumor are very good at detecting tumors near 1 CM in size, and identify about 50% of tumors in the 0.3 CM size range, and would miss most tumors smaller than this.
A 24-year-old member asked:

How do you protect your brain from injuries?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Protect head: If you use either hard hats or helmets during work that is hazardous or atheletic activity that creates head injuries this can prevent damage to brain, dont drink and drive, wear seat belts while drinving, if there is a problem with balancing use soft foam helmets at home.

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