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Mr With Contrast Of Neck
Depends what it is: From. Try gentle stretching exercises. However, you will need to see a physician for a physical exam to see where the pain is coming from. You can also try massage, acupuncture, heat/cold, and ergonomic changes until you see your physician. However, i would recommend seeing a physician as neck pain can be complex and the pain generators can be a number of things. Hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I recently had a xray with contrast that showed enlarged lymphnodes what could this be its in chest just below neck?
Many possible things: There are many things that can cause enlarged lymph nodes. It sounds like the area you are describing is the mediastinum? Infections can cause this, benign diseases such as sarcoid, and different types of cancers. What to do depends on your age, health, size and location of lymph nodes. Often patients like you would be referred to pulmonologist, oncologist or perhaps managed by your internist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is contrast absolutely necessary during soft tissue neck MRI for evaluation of mass? I had very unpleasant scary symptoms last time i had contrast.
Tell the MRI folks!: I tend to defer to the radiologists to tell me the best technique or study needed to find what i'm looking for. But if contrast is needed, be sure to tell te MRI techs and doctor what you experienced before. If you had an allergic reaction, they will want to be prepared - and possibly medicate you in advance to keep you safe. ...Read more
Many things: A radiologist looks at lymph nodes, the airway, blood vessels, glands, muscles, esophagus, upper lungs, bones, epiglottis, larynx, and a portion of the brain and sinuses. This test is ideal for evaluating cancer, infection, inflammation, enlarged lymph nodes, and trauma among other things. ...Read more
If I had an MRI with contrast would that detect and cancerous lymph nodes that are swollen in neck?
Contrast: It may however contrast gives a better image ...Read more
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