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Aspirin And Mri
Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more
Had complete neuro,rheum,workup, normal CBC , MRI of brain and spine , MRA of neck and xrays of neck and chest. All negative. Can spinal fluid be off?
Possible !: One has to know the proper history to answer this question ! ...Read more
Mamagram sept 2012 ok. Have had chest CT with contrast..Chest xrays and multiple mris of spine. Would any of that reflected anything on shoulder mets?
In ruling in or out cerebral aneurysm is mra study enogh or MRI with and without contrast is also needed with mra for better accuracy?
Best tests: Cta and mra studies should readily demonstrate any significant aneurysm. If such a lesion is congenital and small, it may be missed, but ruptures tend to occur when larger than 0.9 mm, and the others would just be followed. If you possess uncontrolled high blood pressure, an acquired aneurysm, called charcot-bouchard, could result in hemorrhage, so watch your bp. ...Read more
Headaches somewhat frequently. MRI brain normal. Go for MRA Brain or MR Spectroscopy of the brain? or MRI other parts? I get free MRI/MRA services.
MRA for h/a: MRA would show even small aneurysms, so if you are concerned it may add some additional information about the vessels, including small or stenotic vessels and the carotids. Also consider thyroid, diabetes, musculoskeletal strain ,eyestrain from computer, allergies,sinusitis, food intolerances ( MSG is classic), mitral valve prolapse,hydrocephalus should have been seen on MRI,and migraines. ...Read more
89 yr old in hospital on aspirin clopidogrel and
warfarin for stroke and heart attack
has had another stroke and blockage seen on Brain scan and swelling left side of brain how come while on so many thinners is it possible?
What medicine and further tests would you take for a headache and a tingling feeling in your fingers? Neg brain MRI and ct, and normal blood work.
Calf muscle and knee pain from4 mnths did doppler, X-ray for lumbar spine and blood test for vit B12 and D3 but evrything is normal also they r weak?
May need more tests.: X-rays of the spine are useless unless there is a history of trauma. Vitamin tests do no tell you about your pains. Need more info. Did this occur after an injury, or change in activity? Are there bruises? Do you have corresponding tingling and numbness? It may be from your back, or it may be the knee, or it can be an auto immune thing like rheumatoid disease. Get evaluated. ...Read more
After clean MRI neurologist said I am having subangiograhic cerebral vasospasms.Hx of tia's. Can these increase risk for more tia's, treaments options?
TIAs: There is increased risk for stroke in patients who have had a tia. Given your history of atrial fib & diabetes, there may be consideration to adjust your level of anticoagulation or add an anti-platelet med. If you smoke you should stop immediately. Any sort of Cocaine use would also be a really bad idea! ...Read more
Can a CT with contrast/iv show arthritis and vaginal slings or other mesh, do both MRI and CT show these particular items?
Yes: Yes - they can show mesh, but they are generally not the modalities of choice to evaluate mesh complications. A thorough history, physical exam, and possibly cystoscopy (looking inside the bladder with a camera) are the best ways to evaluate someone for possible mesh complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why's in Medicine: Often the why's are not answerable. These type of questions are great for intellectual discussion, but there are not many that are actually answerable. There is just the fact of this is the way it is. This is why we use Aspirin as routinely as we do in prescription medicine. Notice that cardiologists do not recommend nsaids for those with cardiovascular risk. ...Read more
Can unruptured anuerysm present with neck pain with and without headaches. Would an anuerysm large enough to do damage be seen on plain CT scan?
NSAIDs: NSAIDs like ibuprofen, naproxen sodium and etodolac have slight ly different properties and side effects. Any patient may respond better to one or another - see which works best for you in. terms of how often you can take the drug and what side effects like stomach upset you experience. Good luck. ...Read more
Father 60 had high BP and bad cholesterol and made echo of heart, CT of brain and ultra of carotid. Has no symptoms but should he check for aneurysms?
Once: The United States Preventive Services Task Force just issued guidelines for this last month: (Annals of Internal Medicne, 2014, 161:281-290.) They recommend a 1 time screening for men aged 65-75 who have ever smoked. For men who have never smoked, it's a toss up. Your father's a bit young, but if he would feel better about it, why not? ...Read more
What can be taken for bad muscle and joint pain besides nsaids? nephrologist and gastroenterologist both said no nsaids and tylenol (acetaminophen) doesn't help
Try topical therapy: To minimize side effects, topical therapy like heat, massage, capsaicin cream &lidocaine patches are often helpful. It's important to remember that some degree of musculoskeletal discomfort is to be expected with age, and getting our mind to focus on other things is really important. Gradual exercise helps. Stronger pain meds should be used only occasionally due to life-threatening side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had MRI and CT of my head. Normal. Should doc order mra mrv ? What's the differences? And would one show more than other?
More info: First off, we need to know the story behind the tests as each test is ordered for a reason not "just because". If the test has low pretest probability of revealing the reason, then there is no good reason to order it. Mra assesses brain artery issues where mrv is related to brain venous health. Again, give us more details as why these tests are being considered. ...Read more
I had a ct scan and MRI of brain. Would that show an aneurysm? The scans were clear. One sided eye socket and temporal region pain.
See this morning: I answered this question for you this morning ...Read more