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Can Drinking Alcohol Before A Brain Mri Cause False Results
No: But don't get drunk.........You have follow some commands while inside machine. ...Read more
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
Sudden onset tingling and pins and needles after drinking alcohol. Liver and kidney labwork is normal. NCV and EMG normal. Brain MRI norml. Cause?
Pins &needles: This is difficult But if there has been a long history of alcohol use it could be a vitamin defficiency or an early alcohol induced neuropathy which does not show on testing yet. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does the kind of brain damage caused by binge drinking show up on a brain MRI? Could you have a normal MRI result and still have damage?
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Not typically.: Alcohol is a major cause of brain damage, and it has been estimated that one alcoholic beverage kills about 50,000 neurons. There are about 100,000,000,000 neurons in the brain. By the time the damage is detectable on MRI, there has significant brain damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to have brain damage from one episode of binge drinking, and if so, would this be caught on a brain MRI?
No.: Really not, unless you drank so much you passed out and depressed your respiratory rate so much that you deprived your brain of oxygen. You may have fried a few extra brain cells, but nothing that would be noticeable. And no, you can't see a hangover on an MRI. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will the medication tamoxifen effect the results of a MRI of the brain? Would this medication cause the brain MRI to be inaccurate?
Tamoxifen MRI: Tamoxifen can sometimes cause neurological side effects such as mood changes. However, there is no data that suggests that tamoxifen changes the anatomy or imaging of the brain. Tamoxifen is a very effective anti-estrogen drug for breast cancer prevention and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had ocular migraines and one sided numbness and my brain MRI results show increased signals to subcortical and it is 3mm causes?
Need further Eval: Ocular migraines are a diagnosis of exclusion--by which I mean that there cannot be another explanation for the changes in vision reported. I am concerned about your subcortical changes on MRI and numbness, which could be the result of another neurologic diagnosis such as MS. Please strongly consider an evaluation with a neurologist sooner rather than later.... Take care and stay healthy! ...Read more
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