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Had n MRI scan as I have a static noise in my ear what will the MRI scan show n will it find the problem to what I'm having help please xx?

Had n MRI scan as I have a static noise in my ear what will the MRI scan show n will it find the problem to what I'm having help please xx?

Many possible causes: Ringing in the ears has many possible causes. Mri is used to help to rule out possibilities such as acoustic neuroma, multiple sclerosis, arteriovenous malformation and labyrinthitis. I've also read that use of antibiotics can be associated with ringing in the years. You mentioned using an antibiotic ointment. Please check with your doctor to see if this is associated with ringing in the ears.

Dr. Gary Sandler
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Mri (Definition)

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


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Full body numbness started in saddle area now even ears numb, MRI scan shows narrowing of spinal column between l4.L5 also have had thyroid problems i?

Full body numbness started in saddle area now even ears numb, MRI scan shows narrowing of spinal column between l4.L5 also have had thyroid problems i?

See below: Disk pathology in the lumbar spine would not cause your whole body to go numb. I would recommend you see a neurologist for further evaluation and clarification of your problem good luck thank you.

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I'm having a MRI scan on my head, its to do with my ears! How long will this take?

I'm having a MRI scan on my head, its to do with my ears! How long will this take?

20-40 minutes: An MRI of the head typically takes between 20 and 40 minutes to complete. It depends on exactly what the MRI is looking for and, to some degree, the type of machine used.

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Hey, tomorrow I'm having a MRI scan on my head, its to do with my ears! How long does an MRI take?

Hey, tomorrow I'm having a MRI scan on my head, its to do with my ears! How long does an MRI take?

Brain MRI usually: Takes between 20-45 minutes, and that's for the whole head. If they are limiting the MRI to middle section looking at inner ears and/or sinuses, then closer to the 20-30 minute time frame.

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I've had tinnitus for 17 yrs, can cope just, but now ear pops loud when swallowing all day, very distressing, MRI scan was normal. What could this be?

I've had tinnitus for 17 yrs, can cope just, but now ear pops loud when swallowing all day, very distressing, MRI scan was normal. What could this be?

TMJ/TMD: You may have elements of tmj. Other symptoms are important to know for potential evaluation. Think about being referred to a TMJ specialist to rule out the cause. Have you been to an ENT specialsit.

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Had MRI scan of my ears. Have hearing loss in one side that's why I was sent for one. What could it be? Do you see brain also on this scan?

Had MRI scan of my ears. Have hearing loss in one side that's why I was sent for one. What could it be? Do you see brain also on this scan?

Yeah some brain's in: ...the picture....but if you had an MRI of your EARS....are you sure you didn't have something more like a high res IAC scan to check on the integrity of the inner ear apparatus? If that's the case then, not much brain better be seen because then, we've got a major leak somewhere! HA! Just teasing....but seriously, not much brain to be seen if it's an IAC because just lookin' at EAR.

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I have pain in my throat and ear on right side ongoing for months. Had MRI scan which revealed nothing, Still in lots of pain though?

I have pain in my throat and ear on right side ongoing for months. Had MRI scan which revealed nothing, Still in lots of pain though?

Pain: If an ent exam and MRI were normal, then think of other causes such as dental or a referred neck pain called a cervical neuralgia. If dental is normal, then see a neurologist

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I had MRI scan of my ears TODAY. They wouldn't tell me anything after. Hearing loss in right ear. Sinister? Don't be rude like previous doctor on here

I had MRI scan of my ears TODAY. They wouldn't tell me anything after. Hearing loss in right ear. Sinister? Don't be rude like previous doctor on here

MRI: The techs who do the scan are not qualified to give you a report. The MRI has to be read by the radiologist who will send a report to your doctor. Give your doctor a call and see if they can get you a report. It usually takes at least a day or two

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I have had ringing in both ears for the past ten months CT/MRI scan showed only 2.3cm mucous retention cyst in right maxillary sinus. What is wrong?

I have had ringing in both ears for the past ten months CT/MRI scan showed only 2.3cm mucous retention cyst in right maxillary sinus. What is wrong?

Retention cyst: A mucous retention cyst is an incidental finding and has nothing to do with the other symptoms. An audio gram may be in order.

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Health anxiety, dizziness, ear pressure, shortness of breath, constipated, rapid heart rate, had CT MRI scan bw EKG chest stomach xray all normal. Anxiety?

Health anxiety, dizziness, ear pressure, shortness of breath, constipated, rapid heart rate, had CT MRI scan bw EKG chest stomach xray all normal. Anxiety?

Possibly: I agree with dr. Block about the need to fully evaluate your complaints, looking for possible "medical" causes. However, anxiety disorders are medical causes also -- having physical, emotional, and cognitive symptoms and effects. With "health anxiety" [your words] you're likely to interpret any physical sensation as a sign of serious physical illness -- when the anxiety itself needs treatment.

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Head MRI scan - really scared, what should I expect during the scan?

Head MRI scan - really scared, what should I expect during the scan?

Loud: The MRI makes a noise like a jack hammer. It doesn't hurt at all, you will feel nothing. You should just close your eyes, think pleasant thoughts, and try to hold as still as possible so that the images are as good as they can be. There's no need to fear at all. I've had an MRI and it's really easy.

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How long does a head, neck, and spine MRI scan take?

How long does a head, neck, and spine MRI scan take?

MRI: Varies with the technique, but may take about an hour.

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If I had water intoxication from 12 days and did not take any treatment can MRI scan show mild edema or other hurts in the head. I have bad headach?

If I had water intoxication from 12 days and did not take any treatment can MRI scan show mild edema or other hurts in the head. I have bad headach?

MRI could show: Mild edema, although the ct may have picked this up as well if it was there. Any commentary on the ventricles with the ct? You said you did not have any treatment? Did you have heavy sodium diet afterwards? This could lead to overcorrection of sodium levels too quickly leading to irritation of specific nerves in your brain and may need to be checked. Discuss with your physician for needed followup.

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Headache and pressure to back of head, dizziness for 4 days straight. Could be something serious? Its a 9 month wait for MRI scan.

Headache and pressure to back of head, dizziness for 4 days straight. Could be something serious? Its a 9 month wait for MRI scan.

Diagnosis could be--: Based on what you are saying about the headache I would guess that either you are suffering from a migraine, dad tension type headache, or medication overuse type of headache since I see you are taking acetaminophen. I have never ever heard of a nine-month wait for an MRI scan. That is phenomenal but I would seek a headache specialist who may agree you may not even need a scan in the first place.

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If you have long hair can that interfere with a head CT or MRI scan?

If you have long hair can that interfere with a head CT or MRI scan?

No: Head ct's and mri's will show what's needed -- hair or no hair.

Dr. James Dukelow
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Ear Problem (Definition)

Problems with the ear include external infection, allergy to the skin, perforation of the eardrum, tinnitus (ringing), loss of hearing acuity, deafness, dizziness, balance disorder, problems after flying with air pressure, and many others. See your otolaryngologist ...Read more