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Any radiographers around?.
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Nicsworld · 19/05/2022 19:37

I had a Brain mri done last Wednesday due to visual issues I've been having. The appointment was routine on the basis that the opthamology clinic couldn't find a problem to warrant an urgent referall I.e tests were clear like visual acuity and fields etc . Anyway he said he would refer me for a brain mri just to make sure nothing sinister was going on. Anyway having had the mri done I'm worried that because it was put as a routine does this mean that it won't be looked at as quickly. Worried something sinister is there and its going to take a long time for results which could have consequences. I already waited for 3 months for the mri appointment. Any answers would be very helpful. When I asked the radiographer how long for results he said 2/3 weeks.

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Nicsworld · 19/05/2022 19:39

I've been going out of my mind with worry since these visual symptoms started happening at the beginning of January and 5 months of worrying is really taking its toll on my mental health now.

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SparkyBlue · 19/05/2022 19:47

Hi OP I had similar happen due to eye issues. I'd a normal mri and then needed the brain mri done. It's a pituitary gland issue and I'm waiting to see an endocrinologist but it's nothing very serious apparently

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Nicsworld · 19/05/2022 20:08

The waiting is absolutley awful isn't it. Glad yours isn't too much to worry about and I Hope everything goes well with the endocrinologist 💐

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WorriedMillie · 19/05/2022 22:19

With brain imaging, if they’d seen something really concerning it would have been flagged immediately and you wouldn’t be waiting for 2/3 weeks for results. I hope this offers you some reassurance and I hope you get some answers soon ❤️

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Nicsworld · 19/05/2022 22:33

Thank you. That makes me feel a bit more reassured x

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apwiwybk · 19/05/2022 23:19

I had an MRI before Xmas, was told 2/3 weeks for results but was called the same day as the issue was serious. If it's serious I think you will hear quicker.

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thecurtainsofdestiny · 19/05/2022 23:31

I had an MRI done and it was looked at and reported within 24 hours. Only knew this because I had a hospital appointment with a different department the day after and they could access the results on the system for me.

It probably would have taken weeks by the time a letter was done to inform my GP of the result since there was nothing urgent that needed treating right away. I think if there had been anything serious that they would have acted quickly.

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SparkyBlue · 20/05/2022 11:53

OP yes meant to say that if serious you will be contacted asap. My friend got bad news after one and she got a vibe from the staff straight after the mri that something was off. She was contacted by her gp the following day and referred that week to a neurologist. She is doing great now 11 or 12 years on from it

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Nicsworld · 20/05/2022 16:37

Thank you everyone. No calls today and it will be 2 weeks on Wednesday so hopefully that's a good sign. Glad yours friend is doing good @SparkyBlue x

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Nicsworld · 20/05/2022 16:38

@apwiwybk hope you are ok now?. X

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welshpolarbear · 20/05/2022 16:53

It will only be routine for the time to get your appointment, they won't be put bottom of the pile to process.

They'll go through them in order unless a radiographer spots something serious and flags it.

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Nicsworld · 20/05/2022 21:28

@welshpolarbear that's good to know. I wasn't sure how that process went

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MisgenderedSwan · 20/05/2022 21:31

Hi OP, I've worked as an MRI tech to know that if anything sinister at all shows up the radiographers put it straight in front of a radiologist. And that 90% of the time they do this the radiologist says it's nothing to worry about. So the radiographers err on the side of caution. No news is good news!

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Nicsworld · 21/05/2022 17:49

@MisgenderedSwan thank you for telling me that! I'm feeling alot better about it now. Will probably still worry a bit until I get the results but thats natural I suppose. X

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Borntobeamum · 21/05/2022 17:58

Waiting for results - how long is acceptable?
3 years ago I was diagnosed with colon cancer.
Ive been in Remission and have yearly blood tests followed by a ct scan with contrast.
My blood test were in February. My CT scan in March and I’ve heard nothing.
I suffer with anxiety so if my phone goes or the post arrives, I’m literally panicking. I’m too scared to call.
Am I right in thinking the results were ok?
Should I gather the courage to call?

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WorriedMillie · 21/05/2022 19:29

Borntobeamum

Waiting for results - how long is acceptable?
3 years ago I was diagnosed with colon cancer.
Ive been in Remission and have yearly blood tests followed by a ct scan with contrast.
My blood test were in February. My CT scan in March and I’ve heard nothing.
I suffer with anxiety so if my phone goes or the post arrives, I’m literally panicking. I’m too scared to call.
Am I right in thinking the results were ok?
Should I gather the courage to call?

I’m sorry you are so worried, with that timescale, I would definitely assume that nothing was detected, but it’s hard when this isn’t confirmed, it can be so anxiety provoking not knowing

I would call, ask for a hand hold while you do, if it would help (even a virtual one). Do you have the number of a specialist nurse? Or your consultant’s secretary? I know it’s really hard to face up to, but if you can be brave, it’ll save you so much anxiety ❤️

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Nicsworld · 22/05/2022 18:15

@Borntobeamum I know how horrible it is waiting on results and hope you get answers soon. @WorriedMillie gave you some good advice. You should definitley be brave and phone x

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BookwormButNoTime · 22/05/2022 18:34

I had a rare condition that was picked up on an MRI (spinal cord related). When I came out the scan there was a consultant waiting for me and I was blue lighted to a specialist neurosurgery centre.

I now have regular scans and it’s always on the back of my mind that the same will happen again. The consultant said that anything urgent gets flagged to them straight away - you certainly wouldn’t be waiting weeks. Results of normal or more minor issues take 3-4 weeks to be reported. No news is definitely good news.

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Borntobeamum · 22/05/2022 21:55

Thank you everyone.
Im putting it on one side as I’m also dealing with my elderly mum and dad as my mum is showing many signs of dementia.
I’m torn In 2 and it’s tragic 😥

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Nicsworld · 24/05/2022 12:55

@BookwormButNoTime hope everything is well with you now?. Well it will be 2 weeks tomorrow since I had the mri so I'm sure that must be good news. Still have seeds of doubt of course. Damn anxiety 🙄

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Borntobeamum · 27/05/2022 14:59

I’ve still not heard…. 🤦‍♀️

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