Registered charity nos 1139257 / SC041990, Registered as a limited company in England and Wales 07451571. If you were to guess, when do you think you might be ready and confident to travel, attend plays and festivals and other large crowd events, with the Covid vaccine being rolled out? You can’t assume anything. mvh. I have been having symptoms for 20years, but only just referred to a neurologist, as was labeled with M.E in my teens. From our experience, more often than not, the MRI results do not correlate with the severity of injury, and in fact instead contribute to negative perceptions, fear, and avoidance behaviors. I’m not bothered by it, but if I had cancelled, would they have let me know there was an anomaly? I read a blog recently where a person was told that she had a brain tumor at the MRI clinic. I have been told if it's clear I'll just be referred back to M.E clinic, that I'll hear mri results through a letter. If you having anything that is extremely low or high then we notify the Doctor and if need be he/she will call you. To join, you must be at least I pointed out I am not a Medicare patient. I agree with your family. Â You'll be one of hundreds of patients that will have been scanned. Mind you she NEVER gave me the result, I told her. Note to the other posters: A radiologist is often on staff at a hospital. Andyx, Yes, I understand that, the more I think about it. So you just had an MRI of your lumbar spine (lower back) and you went to see the doctor for the results or tried to read the MRI results yourself. The doctor had the MRI the next day. Have you seen all the episodes of Star Trek the Next Generation TV series? If the results are not good, they will call you because they get the results faster if they are bad. We've heard nothing about that, we haven't seen her since. Call the doctor that requested the MRI and ask if they have the results yet. It is torture isn't it. Tho she did dump so much technical stuff on me it could have been preferable. If additional symptoms lead the doctor to suspect multiple sclerosis, he may perform another brain MRI in three months, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians, to detect the presence of new lesions 3 4. Bad news should be given in a place of privacy and as another set of ears is invaluable, whenever possible there should be at least one supporter with the patient. We, or anybody else that’s not your doctor, can’t possibly give you an answer that is going to rid you of anxiety. Joined : Apr 2005. But who knows. That annoyed me ten different ways. if he said wait, most likely nothing to worry about. More questions about Health and come back here and ask for me, Dr. David. Need to have some further MRIs and some form of virus test but seems to be an interesting journey ahead, Were you told you had ms in a letter? Chaching $$$. I was told it could take four weeks and my appointment letter arrived on week 4 + 1 day. At that appointment I was then diagnosed with CC. Days? The results showed 2 disk protrusions and some ‘disk degeneration’. Â Then those reports get typed up, probably by the typing pool. Ive had 5 mri scans since June this year mind 3 i was in hospital so they told me what was on it , which in the big scheme of things doesnt help because you want to see for yourself . terms and conditions. I may write. First, if I go to the lab tomorrow, I find it unacceptable to wait two months for my results, and you can be sure my cholesterol did not drop 130 points to normal level, plus I would want to know a particular test was normal that we were testing. Yeah, call them, not us. I called the Dr.‘s office as suggested and asked if they had the results. My quick question for the community is this: If the results point to something serious, how soon would I typically find out? Posts : 14996. Hi, I would agree that if it's bad they wouldn't be sending you the results in a letter. tomorrow, call the hospital or radiology center and ask to get a copy of the CT report. MRIs for low back pain , especially when it comes to musculoskeletal low back pain, are not just useless – they can actually cause more harm than good. After you get the vaccine(s) how long does it take to protect? Learn what you should talk to your doctor about and when you should avoid this test. They will tell you at your consultation either way, I had my dx dropped into the conversation like he was telling me I had tonsillitis. ^^I’m not talking about my doctor posting results, I’m talking about me looking up the results on the lab app/website. Plus, the indication was Medicare will pay every two months, so we will have you come in every two months. Please try again. If you were not admitted and something untoward was found on the MRI, you would be hearing from the doctor who ordered it very soon. get my results. I didn’t have an appointment to follow up! One way you can maybe hurry things along if he's still in pain is to go back to either your GP or even A&E if it is that bad.. and they'll probably dig out the results/get in … Is attending a sentencing hearing worth it? Yes that makes sense, that for something like a tumour I probably would have heard, but probably not for lesions. I was surprised to find out that they say a new leak in a valve in my heart after my last echo. It's pretty nerve-wracking, even though I know that the consultant was only being thorough in ordering the scan. When you were a child--say, up to age 12--did you ever have a subscription to a kids' magazine or a comic book series. you have to relax. I think that’s negligence. Still, that’s not the point. The technician "can" tell you immediately what it shows. My friend insisted on another MRI of his back to compare it to the one done 6 weeks previously. Horrible to be just waiting. If you have been looking at your MRI results and getting depressed thinking there is no hope, I have hope for you. I asked why two months, and she said because that’s when Medicare will pay, every two months. Am so confused. 2 1. kja63 . Â Add into the mix that a week waiting for a scan result feels like a month, and it turns into a long day.Â Most of us have been there, believe me!Â, Hi Alison, yes I see your point. I think if they had found something nasty like tumours you would have been called back by now.Â, I think MS is a learning disease for people like you and I who find waiting a struggle. They did remove it and everything was fine. It might not even be him, there is a good chance that it is an administrative error. The MRI is for a separate issue, but it's been 3 weeks since I had the scan and no letter yet. The medical specialist knows best. Looks like we could be in for a long wait then. Just so frustrating knowing that the results are sitting there, the secretary checked. So for them to not really be telling you anything at this point, could probably be a good thing! that is the plan of action tomorrow. April 27, 2009 at 10:48 pm; Report ; My husband always got his results the same day. If my MRI results are bad will I be contacted sooner? Â If lesions were noticed and ms is suspected, you'll just be notified within the system. That showed complete dissolution for two vertebrae and emergency back surgery was scheduled. We are a microwave generation but a slow cooking health system.Â, Try and rest and stop worrying everything will be okÂ, The radiologists will look at every scan in date order. I was then sent for more tests, an angiogram and an MRI and I was told within an hour the initial results from them. Anyway, my advice is, if your doctor only calls if something is wrong (I know that’s not the case for this Q) never trust it! It tells you what the test is for, it maps on a graph your results over time. Follow-Up Care. When I order an MRI, I am 90% certain about what the results are going to show. (My breast cancer results were given to me over the phone by my NP of twenty years, my doc was off that day and they knew I wanted the results asap. Â Mark the envelope Private & Confidential so secretary passes it on directly.Â, Thank you both. good luck and don't worry everything will be fine. This question is in the General Section. Posts: 38 Re: mri scan results. Lastly, getting MRI results back quickly alleviates the patients worry. Back to New diagnosis and before diagnosis. How long after mri were you told it wasn't normal? He also had an MRI two weeks ago - he had a little pain in his back (gone now) and his onc ordered the MRI. x, 3 weeks and a day ago I had my brain and full spine MRI and I got a call a couple of days ago I have an appointment for the 4th oct. x. my MRI was 5 weeks ago and I got my diagnosis yesterday. I thought for sure everything was status quo since I wasn’t seen until two weeks later. Quickly you became confused, overwhelmed, and/or anxious reading all these “bad” things about your back. Elite Member. All the best x, i all i am sill in a lot of pane had a mri scan but not bin told re why cud this be bin over 3 week.s now and thinking the worst, Multiple Sclerosis Society. Not sure whether you are with a doctor in private practice or with a clinic/hospital but mine has a program called mychart that is on line. Â If anything "urgent" like a life threatening tumor had been noted, you most certainly would have been notified. Responses must be helpful and on-topic. Ten days after the test my daoctor caled to say there “had been anomalies” and wanted me to have an angiogram. Why? I'm pretty sure if the MRI scan showed something serious they'd be in touch before the consultant appointment. Certainly to discuss it it’s reasinable to make an appointment. Nothing in the post today. Not everyone uses the Internet. In fact, they even told her they believed it was cancerous. Try not to stress yourself out too much okay!! If you have back pain, but haven’t had an MRI, you may be among the fortunate few. Doctors need to have a clear-cut idea on what they can expect to see from the results. If my endocrinologist checks my red blood cell count, and then my cardiologist does it a month later, I see all of it in one place. Then, she wrote me blood work that I requested and asked if I wanted to set up an appointment in two months. In the case of the 330 cholesterol, I told the doctor the next time I saw her, and she said that’s why we do follow up appointments, because things fall through the cracks, because we are so busy here. Reason #1. 13 years old and agree to the Just had an MRI. The MRI center told me before I had the test done to wait for my neurologist appt. I suppose whether I find out now or in a few weeks it doesn't make any difference in the grand scheme of things. What are the root causes of the social, economic and political problems plaguing America right now? Â Then the Neuro looks at them. There is no way I could wait. I think I had a attack that lasted around 9 days things are clearing up now so if I have ms it looks like rrms. Years ago I had a biopsy done on a mole or other thing and never heard from the doctor’s office other than the bill, so I assumed I was OK. Some tests, like a stress test, you can’t get info online, but many diagnostic tests you can. No, had a follow up with the Neurologist and she ran through the MRI results with me. All the best, Thanks for reply. Besides, I told them in my best nurse voice I wasn't waiting. ) He went to the ER and was told he needed a few cortisone shots and PT for a bad back. Do you have any heroes still alive? Not sure delivering the news by letter is something they would do? There are six at the hospital where I work. Can make appointments, ask questions, see test results when posted. Tuesday at 3PM, I had a brain MRI for the headaches, coordination/balance issues, lack of appetite, confusion, and memory issues I have been experiencing. Glad you’re OK. Don’t assume. you are not your mri! And yes they will call you if something is abnormal. Location: us. They called me back a few minutes ago with the results. The fourth i was told about via a letter which of course was full of big words i couldnt understand so had to … The secretary said on Monday that my neurologist has been away for 3 weeks, so has a backlog. He'll be finding out how this Velcade trial is going. A doctor is not supposed to rely on a patient logging into a website if something needs to be addressed. MS isn't going to be something that speedy treatment will be needed. I'm thinking, you could equally think if it is normal they could have quickly phoned/written to say so. Good luck, am praying for good results for you. You would think they would call and move up your appointment if something is wrong, but doctors have things slip through the cracks. Just call on friday and ask them about the results or pick up your report. I wouldn’t bet money on it. If they should see something right away I am sure you would receive a phone call but not within an hour. It was 9 days after the MRI I think. My cholesterol was 330 and they never called me. For future tests, whatever they may be, ask beforehand what the expected waiting period is, in both good or bad result scenarios. I think a week is totally unacceptable. It’s very useful. Did they not post yours or mail results? I asked why two months, and she said because that’s when Medicare will pay, every two months. I really don’t know. A doctor taking too long does not make you in the clear. All is well. They told me that’s what a follow up appointment is for. Mind you she NEVER gave me the result, I told her. We had trouble talking to the server. Hope you get the news you want. My friend had the same scan at the same place last year and got her results in 2 weeks. Â There's a procedure and it all takes time and there are half a dozen points at which it can all go awry - for instance, the secretary has just moved offices and theÂ IT isn't working yet;Â theÂ radiologist'sÂ nanny has broken a leg; the neurologist isÂ attending a conference in the Philippines...Â You get the picture. You are in the NHS system now so things will slow down between meetings.Â, The next step and the next will be appointment slot driven, ring up and ask for cancellation is the only way it will speed up. I felt good after the test, but the longer I wait for the results the more anxious I feel. Get an account with the lab they use and look at results yourself for blood tests and cultures. Hi! MRI scans allow doctors to see what is happening inside the body. I don't think there is any reason for you to be worried. The faster the results are available, the sooner doctors can determine the nature of the problem and focus on diminishing the intense pain that generally accompanies such circumstances. When I ask the specific number or probe further, they'll admit their lack of knowledge and say "the doctor would have told me if the results were too high." try to drink some milk or take some mylanta or maalox or rollaids if you have them. When my test results are posted on my online medical, my doc always notes ‘all fine’ or issues. Find right answers right now! Oops. She is following up with the doc on Wednesday. What should I see in Seattle in a short ... Do any of you really believe that Trump will refuse to leave the White House on Jan. 21? I wondered if this is the case? Hope all goes well x. Good morning everyone I too am waiting for MRI results and I've spoken to my neurologist Secretary she said if it's a MRI for suspected tumour it would be around 2 weeks for regulation scan around 6-9 weeks. Don't fret, I think you are going to get good news. Hope you don't have to long a wait, whilst the result wasn't what I wanted, am glad I do know as at least some of the ambiguity has gone. Horrible to be just waiting. Thanks for reply x. I feel your pain and i only had my MRI on Monday!Â It will beÂ a long waiting period now until the results come, though my neuro did say he would write to me to save me from having to wait on another appointment. What are best places to visit in Salalah, Oman? Sometimes things slip by. As part of pre-op procedures he had a CT of his chest–results were stunning: numerous huge (10 inch+) soft … Chuck Yeager has passed. Kitt. That is because the lab will call the doctor rather than wait to fax over the results, and the doctor will call you rather than throwing the report on the to do pile. My MRI was for my foot. However, I will say that what one person thinks is urgent to know a doctor might feel differently. Timing is also another factor as duty of care is with the doctor, I have been told in really serious cases the pathology lab will ring the doctor immediately and you will be told to go in straight away, if this is the case than its unfortunate. Â Private, hospital outpatients, inpatients, those from A&E. I use Quest and their app/online is great. I detest giving bad news on the phone, but when it cannot be avoided, I try to set it up that phone conversation beforehand. Lv 7. I then realised this is the beginning not the end. After a positive diagnosis, it just seems the beginning. 1 decade ago. Upon receiving the news of an abnormal brain MRI, the doctor will likely perform additional testing. I had one doctor who I used to go to their patient portal, I don’t remember her posting notes, but maybe my memory is bad. I kind off wish I was still waiting! All the best x, I agree with other responders. Yikes. If I check through the Quest app it all gets compiled together no matter what doctor. Any evidence of contact tracing being done in your state? I scheduled my follow-up when I had the doctor set-up the MRI. That is pretty fast. You could try writing to your Neuro expressing your fear and hope he/she responds. If lesions were noticed and ms is suspected, you'll just be notified within the system. If everything is normal I don’t want to pay for a follow up appointment that’s ridiculous to me, and unnecessary, and if it’s a waste of money. They usually send out a robotext message telling me something needs my attention. My husband had the same thing and his ender up being a goiter. 05-14-2007, 04:02 PM #3: craniopt Junior Member (female) Join Date: May 2007. However, I had prostate cancer some 7 years ago and afterwards I discovered this useful little video. Doesn’t matter anyway. I ended up with two stents! I had a stress test last year that seemd to go very well (the nurses said I had maintained a very high level of activity for far longer than most people). Hi, yes I'm expecting a letter too. I think they should have informed me. If the doctor's office is functioning as it should, you would hear bad news sooner than good. My question is - does your doctor call you with results, good or bad, or do they wait until your in the office. You could try writing to your Neuro expressing your fear and hope he/she responds. That annoyed me ten different ways. MRI only take ten minutes anyway, but they should have the results in 24 hours. sounds like you are having bad stomach acid reflux. Worse, I'll ask if they know for sure if the doctor ordered a specific lab test, and the response will be "I'm sure he did," when in fact they don't know. Generally speaking most doctors won't call you in unless they find something abnormal in the results, some other doctors call you in regardless. I’d say that is a safe bet. I hope you can find some peace and I think your family is half correct in what they say. How much does it cost of MT16JTF51264AZ Memory Module (1x4GB) let me anyone guide me for my pc purchasing? A quick call to the doctors office will clear it up. Quite literally, your results may be wrong. Thanks everyone for the great comments/suggestions! Would like to know anyone elses experience. They should be able to do it sooner than what they told you. If you suspect your doctor is just being quick or using MRI to reach that “aha” moment, then you’re in a bad scenario. Thank you x, P.s sorry Andy that you were told in such a casual way, must have been hard x, That's ok Daisy, Like you I was kinda hoping it was MS so the tests and worrying stopped but then relief turns to fear. Keep trying to put it to the back of my mind, but so hard. Mom had a brain MRI today. I'm wondering at what point I need to phone someone up and queery when my results will be available. We'll give you an example: A patient of ours was suffering from some local low back pain so she underwent an MRI. texaszan. An MRI can help your doctor diagnose you and monitor your treatment, but it isn't right for everyone. Feeling very blessed and lucky. When I went for mine I was told I would receive my results in a letter - however 3 weeks later I was called and asked to go in urgently to meet with the consultant as they had my results but wouldn't discuss with me unless face to face. : The results of a brain MRI are more conclusive than the results of a CT scan, so if the MRI reading was correct, then you would have little to worry a ... Read More 1 doctor agrees MRI results in a big hospital are usually read by Interventinal radiology. Thanks x, I am sorry to give you the reality again but that not how it works. When my dad had to go for the results of his MRI the letter did not mention taking anyone (i dont think) so he went alone, this was when he was told it was almost conclusive it was cancer, but they did not or could not say where it was for certain due to the issue of the pancreas not showing properly on the MRI. And when I did not hear back for over a week, I thought there would be nothing. Sorry I'm so impatient. Like you, I'm awaiting scan results after neck/throat MRI. I would ask him to give me a call. Friends and family say to me that if it showed anything I would have heard by now. Weeks? Waiting for results from my first MRI. If anything "urgent" like a life threatening tumor had been noted, you most certainly would have been notified. Nanners. Thats way higher than mine! and relax. I know I'm going a bit mad waiting for the mri results which was 2 weeks ago tomorrow. Remember I am not a professional. 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