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I'm having bad hip pain. Went to my Dr and got some XRays which came back normal(?!) I am obese, what is better: MRI or CT

I'm having bad hip pain. Went to my Dr and got some XRays which came back normal(?!) I am obese, what is better: MRI or CT

Neither...Stop relyi: From d sounds if it, u probably have a strain of the tensor fascia lata, causing a condition called iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS). THERE IS NO IMAGING TEST THAT CAN DIAGNOSE THIS CONDITION but it's the most common cause of hip pain in obese middle-aged people. Pts have been fooled into thinking MRIs can diagnose everything. Spare urself the aggrav - go c a qualified doc or use HealthTp Prime! ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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Obese female-42y-tennis ball size lump on lft hip-painful; ultra-sound=normal tissue; mri=inflammed tissue, no mass of collecting fluid. Next step is?

Obese female-42y-tennis ball size lump on lft hip-painful; ultra-sound=normal tissue; mri=inflammed tissue, no mass of collecting fluid. Next step is?

Excise it: You can go to a surgeon, either a general or orthopaedic surgeon, and have it excised if it is really bothering you. Sounds like it is a benign lesion and nothing that has to be excised; however, if it bothers you enough, your next step is to remove it surgically. ...Read more

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I am obese, and had CT, MRI, Colonoscopy, etc. tests. Doc says no anal cancer.I have hemmorhoids.I keep reading online docs can misdiagnose A.C. true?

I am obese, and had CT, MRI, Colonoscopy, etc. tests. Doc says no anal cancer.I have hemmorhoids.I keep reading online docs can misdiagnose A.C. true?

High risk?: My guess is that you think you are at high risk because of sexual practices, HIV, or HPV infection or another reason. Even if treated for HIV, risk is about 1.3%/year; small but worrisome. Expert in anal disease could do high resolution anoscopy and cytology to screen for disease not visible with tests you mentioned. Screening is not perfect. If negative, check back with MD periodically. ...Read more

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Prostate cancer- what are the best diagmostic tool- biopsi/mri/serology -psa values? What is the best treatment option? Male 64- obese- high bp

Prostate cancer- what are the best diagmostic tool- biopsi/mri/serology -psa values? What is the best treatment option? Male 64- obese- high  bp

Biopsy: A biopsy should be done but if the psa is very high, > 100 unlikely anything else. A biopsy will give tissue diagnosis, grade of the tumor, and help the physician decide on therapy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is open MRI as good as closed MRI ?

Is open MRI as good as closed MRI ?

No. : The open mris can sometimes come close, but the closed magnets just provide better images. ...Read more

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Is an open MRI suitable for finding brain tumors?

Is an open MRI suitable for finding brain tumors?

Should be good: Open scanners have increased in popularity, they produce inferior scan quality because they operate at lower magnetic fields than closed scanners. However, newer 1.5 tesla open systems have become available, providing much better image quality than previous lower field strength open models. ...Read more

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Do i still need to wear earplugs in an open mri?

Yes: Open mris are more silent than closed mris but still noisy and the ear plugs are just for protection of your eardrums. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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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


Male (Definition)

Male refers to the masculine gender, those people ...Read more