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Would A Doctor Be Able To See If You Had Arthritis Or Gout From An Mri And Xrays
Yes for arthritis : The x-ray will show joint destruction and bone spurs from arthritis. All types of arthritis will eventually show bone and joint changes on x-ray. Initially gout will not show any bone changes on the x-ray, however, if you have recurrent gout in one or more joints you can develop gouty arthritis which will show up on the film. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is gout the same thing as gouty arthritis? I’ve been having pain and swelling in my toe and my doctor says its gouty arthritis. I’ve never heard of this. Is it just a fancy name for gout? Or is it something different?
I have severe pain and swelling in my feet knees and elbow but its not arthritis gout blood clot lupus sickle cell or wnything the dictors can find..W?
I have severe back pain. All the doctors I see say a different thing. I was told slipped disc, but a last xray said.no. will a MRI be accurate?
Back pain : MRI is much mor accurate in making the diagnosis in Back pain . However your insurance CO will most likely not pay for it , unless you have localized signs and symptoms or some neurological deficit . See a back specialist , have some physical therapy , if all fails in a couple of months , maybe an MRI will be in order then . Take care . ...Read more
Shouldn't the doctors (orthopedic & mds) be able to see I have pubis shearing & sacroiliac dysfunction on my xray and mris?
Not necessarily: These are general diagnoses that have little description as to the pathology that is occurring. An x-ray can occasionally identify pubic fragmentation in chronic osteitis pubis or sclerosis in si arthritis, but their absence doesn't mean that it's not there. An MRI is more sensitive and is good at picking up acute inflammation, but relatively poor in chronic situations of inflammation. ...Read more
How come doctors can't figure out why i'm in constant pain? Been through pt pain management etc. Had mri, xray, nerve tests that all came back normal
Complex pain- hope: Pain is very complex and our understanding of it has come a long way, but we still have so far to go. Imaging and other tests often times don't diagnose the source of pain, but only point towards potential sources. Many conditions (like fibromyalgia) we simply do not understand or have tests to diagnose yet. Other diseases like disc pain may have normal appearing MRI and abnormal discogram. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have pains in my kness, especially when i lift weights. I got an xray and MRI but the doctor said i'm fine. Do you think I have tendonitis?
Patella femoral : If your pain is in front/under your knee cap, then most likely patella femoral pain syndrome/chondromalacia patella. Best managed with exercise to strengthen your quads to improve tracking, and avoiding deep knee bending activities. Also oral or topical nsaids can be of benefit, as well as a brace. Injection of cortisone or hyaluronic acid also very popular. If all else fails, then scope. ...Read more
I got a xray and mri, nothing too serious. However, my entire foot is still ice cold most of the time. Doctor doesn't seem concerned, what say you?
I had a knee injury in july iam still dealing with doctor sees nothing on X-ray except degeneration have swelling for last 3 months saw nothing on mri?
Possible injection?: If the xrays show no fractures and the MRI shows no significant cartilage or ligamentous injuries, i think the next step would be to try an intra-articular injection of cortisone and continue with a low impact quadriceps strengthening program. Only after failure of all conservative measures should one consider possible knee arthroscopy as a possible diagnostic and therapeutic tool. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Xray clear but my coccyx still hurts very bad since march. No trauma to the area. My doctor suggests Advil i suggested an MRI but was brushed off.
Is it really coccyx?: It could be coccyx, but it could also be a rectal fissure, or it could be proctalgia fugax. Mri would not show any of those, and the management is very different and diagnosis specific. It should not be such a difficult diagnosis. If the pain is episodic, very sharp and severe, wakes you up at night, but goes away in a few minutes – it could be proctalgia fugax. Rectal fissure can be seen ... ...Read more
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