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How Can I Relieve Pain After Having A Myelogram With A Ct Scan
Mild pain is typical: Pain is usually related to the needle that was used. Heat or cold on the site with otc Ibuprofen as recomended usually helps. However, if the problem is a bad positional (more upright) headache that persists even after resting & drinking fluids (esp. Caffeine) one may have to worry about a "spinal headache' from less fluid around the brain from a leaky puncture site. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! the image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more
30 y/o healthy male. Over the past ten years I have had several CT scans: 3 of my head as well as a CT myelogram. Is my cancer risk much higher?
Spine evaluation: A myelogram is a common diagnostic study that most patients tolerate well. The physician will place you on a flouroscopy table, prep your lower back, inject a local anesthetic, place a needle in your back, inject dye, remove the needle, place a bandaid and summon the radiology tech to take x-rays. Then you will have a ct. You will be observed for several hours and be discharged. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spine evaluation: A myelogram is a common diagnostic study that most patients tolerate well. The physician will place you on a flouroscopy table, prep your lower back, inject a local anesthetic, place a needle in your back, inject dye, remove the needle, place a bandaid and summon the radiology tech to take x-rays. Then you will have a ct. You will be observed for several hours and be discharged. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: Mri is excellent looking at soft tissues such as brain, spinal cord, internal organs in chest and abdomen, and works via magnetic fluxes. Both cat and myelogram depend on radiation, the former provides screening of bones, sinuses, and the soft tissues above with far faster images, but less definition for smaller lesions. Myelogram images spinal canal by injection of dye, and is rarely used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I hurt my back 1 year ago 4 months ago had a ct/myelogram done shows lat herniation at L5 what can happen if left to long untreated pain is bad now ?
Continued pain: If you are having severe pain of one year duration, you may want to discuss your case with a spine surgeon. If you decide to simply live with it, i would expect that your pain may continue. I hope that you are at least trying to maximize all of the available conservative treatment options. Check out spine-health.Com. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can be seen on myelogram that you can't see on mri? I have 6 herniated disk shown on mri, but neurosurgeon wants CT myelogram.
CT myelogram: While MRI scans are excellent for visualizing the soft tissues structures around the spine (e.g., discs, nerves, spinal cord), ct scans are generally superior when visualizing the bony structures (e.g., vertebra, facet joints, bone spurs). Mris can also be negatively influenced by either motion and/or metallic artifact. Conversely, ct scans can expose patients to unnecessary ionizing radiation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ct/myelogram from 2 different doctors 1st shows bulging disc no nerve impingement 2nd shows nerve impingement why did 1st not show the same as 2nd one?
Depends: If these were 2 separate ct myelograms (at different times) it is possible that the second one has a new finding. If disc pathology progresses, nerve impingement may develop over time. Alternatively, there is some subjectivity to interpretation of these studies. Some doctors have a lower treshold for calling impingement. It is more important whether this finding fits with your actual symptoms. ...Read more
Myelogram CT with a lumbar puncture 7ds and 2bld patch later it was CSF leak. Myelo showed dual cerv & lumb stenosis. Is it poss CSF crashed my syst?
I am scheduled to have a ct-myelogram w/contrast. I had a reaction to the contrast material previously. I had a prior reaction. I have a charite artificial disc in my lumbar spine. I have a spinal fusion above and below the disc. L3-l4 are fused with the
"Contrast" : "contrast" is a preparation that is used in medical imaging to increase the visual difference between similar or adjacent tissues. Contrast can be as simple as frothy salt solution, which is useful in some ultrasound studies, or much more complex, such as the gadolinium-containing molecules used for contrast in MRI studies. Ct contrast contains iodine, an element whose properties block x-rays that are used in the ct scanner. Common benign responses to iodine-containing contrast includes flushing (a pretty noticeable sense of warmth) and a metallic taste in the mouth. More profound responses include itching, hives, and swelling in the throat. These are called "anaphylactoid" reactions. The risk of anaphylactoid reactions can be reduced with medications like Diphenhydramine and corticosteroids. These sorts of reactions are common enough that radiologists and radiology technicians can spot them quickly, and all ct scanning suites are equipped to deal with them. Seafood and topical iodine allergies are not predictors of who will develop an anaphylactoid reaction to ct contrast (although this is a widely-held erroneous belief). Another response to ct contrast is kidney injury. The risk of kidney injury might be reduced by things including avoiding certain medications and keeping well-hydrated prior to the procedure. Concerns regarding reactions to ct contrast are valid, and should be addressed with the physician who orders the test as well as the physician who is responsible for performing the test. ...Read more
2day is day 9 of migraine.Ct scan came back"perfectly normal"i'm so sick i need some relief.Ibuprofen800, excedrin, tramadol nothing is working! help!
Been getting headaches everyday had normal CT scan. Take at least 5 Advil a day no relief and take topamax (topiramate). What could be the problem?
Chronic daily HA's: Unfortunately, you have developed a headache pattern which may be difficult to disrupt, and not unusual to get precipitated by otc pain relievers such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil. You may have a migraine tendency, but could have sinus, dental, jaw issues. In your case, doubt your prescription meds are playing a role. Spend time with your doctor and discuss an approach. Might increase topamax dose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Suffering from a 7 week chronics sinusitis with ET dysfunction. Two rounds abx (aug and doxy) and two rounds po steroids w/o relief. CT scan shows "moderately large mucosal retention cyst within the left maxillary antrum." What does that mean?
Chronic sinusitis: can sometimes be difficult to treat, long courses of antibiotics, at least 4 weeks, if not 8 or 12, and some bugs develop resistance, so a good antibiotic might not work. A retention cyst in maxillary sinus is common, and have no consequences unless it is blocking sinus drainage.You want to see an allergist/Immunologist for evaluation, check aaaai.org 4 an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more
Every nervous thought gets my lower tummy achy relieved by stool. Colonscopy and CT scan normal. It's bad in the morning when anxiety is high.
Ct scan uses data from a beam of xrays and reconstructs a cross sectional image of your body. It is a high dose of xrays and used only when the benefits outweigh the risk. Cancer risk is 1 in 500 in children. Also using iodinated contrast might cause transient renal failure in about 5% of patients. (contrast induced nepropathy) most do not explain this to the patient as ...Read more
A myelogram is a common diagnostic study that most patients tolerate well. The physician will place you on a flouroscopy table, prep your lower back, inject a local anesthetic, place a needle in your back, inject dye, remove the needle, place a bandaid and summon the radiology tech to take x-rays. Then you will have a ct. You will be observed for several ...Read more
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