if mri results are bad are you told sooner

if mri results are bad are you told sooner

Mind you she NEVER gave me the result, I told her. tomorrow, call the hospital or radiology center and ask to get a copy of the CT report. mvh. 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. To join, you must be at least If the doctor's office is functioning as it should, you would hear bad news sooner than good. If anything "urgent" like a life threatening tumor had been noted, you most certainly would have been notified. Reason #1. Plus, the indication was Medicare will pay every two months, so we will have you come in every two months. Is attending a sentencing hearing worth it? Then, she wrote me blood work that I requested and asked if I wanted to set up an appointment in two months. What are best places to visit in Salalah, Oman? I use Quest and their app/online is great. (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. Hi, I would agree that if it's bad they wouldn't be sending you the results in a letter. My quick question for the community is this: If the results point to something serious, how soon would I typically find out? Try not to stress yourself out too much okay!! Yikes. Do you have any heroes still alive? Sorry I'm so impatient. Registered charity nos 1139257 / SC041990, Registered as a limited company in England and Wales 07451571. If you have been looking at your MRI results and getting depressed thinking there is no hope, I have hope for you. I think they should have informed me. and relax. It’s very useful. Thanks for reply x. I feel your pain and i only had my MRI on Monday!  It will be 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. I really don’t know. I thought for sure everything was status quo since I wasn’t seen until two weeks later. Hi, yes I'm expecting a letter too. After you get the vaccine(s) how long does it take to protect? However, I had prostate cancer some 7 years ago and afterwards I discovered this useful little video. The results showed 2 disk protrusions and some ‘disk degeneration’. That annoyed me ten different ways. Ten days after the test my daoctor caled to say there “had been anomalies” and wanted me to have an angiogram.  Then the Neuro looks at them. There are six at the hospital where I work. Quite literally, your results may be wrong. They usually send out a robotext message telling me something needs my attention. 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 have back pain, but haven’t had an MRI, you may be among the fortunate few. My friend insisted on another MRI of his back to compare it to the one done 6 weeks previously. Yes that makes sense, that for something like a tumour I probably would have heard, but probably not for lesions. You can’t assume anything. More questions about Health My question is - does your doctor call you with results, good or bad, or do they wait until your in the office. It's pretty nerve-wracking, even though I know that the consultant was only being thorough in ordering the scan. Keep trying to put it to the back of my mind, but so hard. Remember I am not a professional. Sometimes things slip by. Hope all goes well x. If lesions were noticed and ms is suspected, you'll just be notified within the system. In fact, they even told her they believed it was cancerous. How long after mri were you told it wasn't normal? A doctor is not supposed to rely on a patient logging into a website if something needs to be addressed. I would ask him to give me a call. Not sure delivering the news by letter is something they would do? Lv 7. An MRI can help your doctor diagnose you and monitor your treatment, but it isn't right for everyone. I wondered if this is the case? I was surprised to find out that they say a new leak in a valve in my heart after my last echo. Why? Hi. If I check through the Quest app it all gets compiled together no matter what doctor. that is the plan of action tomorrow. MRI scans allow doctors to see what is happening inside the body. Responses must be helpful and on-topic. What are the root causes of the social, economic and political problems plaguing America right now? You would think they would call and move up your appointment if something is wrong, but doctors have things slip through the cracks. get my results. He'll be finding out how this Velcade trial is going. The fourth i was told about via a letter which of course was full of big words i couldnt understand so had to … you have to relax. 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. Doctors need to have a clear-cut idea on what they can expect to see from the results. Doesn’t matter anyway. Weeks? Waiting for results from my first MRI. 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. Posts : 14996. This question is in the General Section. 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. Would like to know anyone elses experience. Horrible to be just waiting. Oops. I was then sent for more tests, an angiogram and an MRI and I was told within an hour the initial results from them. If you suspect your doctor is just being quick or using MRI to reach that “aha” moment, then you’re in a bad scenario. I ended up with two stents! The secretary said on Monday that my neurologist has been away for 3 weeks, so has a backlog. Don't fret, I think you are going to get good news. MRI only take ten minutes anyway, but they should have the results in 24 hours. Feeling very blessed and lucky. Hope you get the news you want. Please try again. Did they not post yours or mail results?  Mark the envelope Private & Confidential so secretary passes it on directly.Â, Thank you both. They did remove it and everything was fine. Looks like we could be in for a long wait then. They called me back a few minutes ago with the results. If you and I (both healthy individuals) had an MRI, I can almost guarantee our results would AT A MINIMUM read something along the lines of “mild degenerative changes at L4-5”. I asked why two months, and she said because that’s when Medicare will pay, every two months. Not everyone uses the Internet. 13 years old and agree to the It tells you what the test is for, it maps on a graph your results over time. Quickly you became confused, overwhelmed, and/or anxious reading all these “bad” things about your back. For future tests, whatever they may be, ask beforehand what the expected waiting period is, in both good or bad result scenarios. 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. As part of pre-op procedures he had a CT of his chest–results were stunning: numerous huge (10 inch+) soft … Just had an MRI. All the best. Learn what you should talk to your doctor about and when you should avoid this test. 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. I think that’s negligence. Back to New diagnosis and before diagnosis. We'll give you an example: A patient of ours was suffering from some local low back pain so she underwent an MRI. Days? 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. He went to the ER and was told he needed a few cortisone shots and PT for a bad back. try to drink some milk or take some mylanta or maalox or rollaids if you have them. It should not take a week. Just call on friday and ask them about the results or pick up your report. We had trouble talking to the server. I’d say that is a safe bet. Glad you’re OK. Don’t assume. It was 9 days after the MRI I think. 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. The doctor had the MRI the next day. @JLeslie That’s odd. Mind you she NEVER gave me the result, I told her. Still, that’s not the point. I called the Dr.‘s office as suggested and asked if they had the results. And yes they will call you if something is abnormal. 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. What do you think would George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and Samuel Adams say about Trump? I detest giving bad news on the phone, but when it cannot be avoided, I try to set it up that phone conversation beforehand. The technician "can" tell you immediately what it shows. 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). Note to the other posters: A radiologist is often on staff at a hospital. I read a blog recently where a person was told that she had a brain tumor at the MRI clinic. 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 suppose whether I find out now or in a few weeks it doesn't make any difference in the grand scheme of things. 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. How much does it cost of MT16JTF51264AZ Memory Module (1x4GB) let me anyone guide me for my pc purchasing? Chuck Yeager has passed. Location: us. Good luck, am praying for good results for you. 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. I was told it could take four weeks and my appointment letter arrived on week 4 + 1 day. 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. 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. 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. 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 . I think a week is totally unacceptable. you are not your mri! 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. Follow-Up Care. Friends and family say to me that if it showed anything I would have heard by now. I’m not bothered by it, but if I had cancelled, would they have let me know there was an anomaly? I agree with your family. After a positive diagnosis, it just seems the beginning. The medical specialist knows best. 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. The MRI is for a separate issue, but it's been 3 weeks since I had the scan and no letter yet. It is torture isn't it. They told me that’s what a follow up appointment is for. Thats way higher than mine! My husband had the same thing and his ender up being a goiter. and come back here and ask for me, Dr. David. 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.  You'll be one of hundreds of patients that will have been scanned. I pointed out I am not a Medicare patient. Thanks x, I am sorry to give you the reality again but that not how it works. If my MRI results are bad will I be contacted sooner?  If anything "urgent" like a life threatening tumor had been noted, you most certainly would have been notified. I didn’t have an appointment to follow up! Then, she wrote me blood work that I requested and asked if I wanted to set up an appointment in two months. They should be able to do it sooner than what they told you. 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.  Then those reports get typed up, probably by the typing pool. The MRI center told me before I had the test done to wait for my neurologist appt. 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 … Any evidence of contact tracing being done in your state? A doctor taking too long does not make you in the clear. ^^I’m not talking about my doctor posting results, I’m talking about me looking up the results on the lab app/website. 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. 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." That showed complete dissolution for two vertebrae and emergency back surgery was scheduled. I'm thinking, you could equally think if it is normal they could have quickly phoned/written to say so. Besides, I told them in my best nurse voice I wasn't waiting. ) I don't think there is any reason for you to be worried. So for them to not really be telling you anything at this point, could probably be a good thing!  If lesions were noticed and ms is suspected, you'll just be notified within the system. I have been having symptoms for 20years, but only just referred to a neurologist, as was labeled with M.E in my teens. Tho she did dump so much technical stuff on me it could have been preferable.  Add into the mix that a week waiting for a scan result feels like a month, and it turns into a long day.  Most of us have been there, believe me!Â, Hi Alison, yes I see your point. I may write. 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 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. He also had an MRI two weeks ago - he had a little pain in his back (gone now) and his onc ordered the MRI. Mom had a brain MRI today. Just so frustrating knowing that the results are sitting there, the secretary checked. But who knows. I know I'm going a bit mad waiting for the mri results which was 2 weeks ago tomorrow. 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. We've heard nothing about that, we haven't seen her since. April 27, 2009 at 10:48 pm; Report ; My husband always got his results the same day. I kind off wish I was still waiting! A quick call to the doctors office will clear it up. Elite Member. My friend had the same scan at the same place last year and got her results in 2 weeks. Like you, I'm awaiting scan results after neck/throat MRI.  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 the IT isn't working yet; the radiologist's nanny has broken a leg; the neurologist is attending a conference in the Philippines... You get the picture. Generally speaking most doctors won't call you in unless they find something abnormal in the results, some other doctors call you in regardless. If they should see something right away I am sure you would receive a phone call but not within an hour. Chaching $$$. I scheduled my follow-up when I had the doctor set-up the MRI. Yeah, call them, not us. My MRI was for my foot. I hope you can find some peace and I think your family is half correct in what they say. Andyx, Yes, I understand that, the more I think about it. 05-14-2007, 04:02 PM #3: craniopt Junior Member (female) Join Date: May 2007. Nothing in the post today. 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! : 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 Joined : Apr 2005. terms and conditions. At that appointment I was then diagnosed with CC. 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? MS isn't going to be something that speedy treatment will be needed. However, I will say that what one person thinks is urgent to know a doctor might feel differently. When I order an MRI, I am 90% certain about what the results are going to show. Nanners. She is following up with the doc on Wednesday. My cholesterol was 330 and they never called me. 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. I asked why two months, and she said because that’s when Medicare will pay, every two months. Find right answers right now! if he said wait, most likely nothing to worry about.  Private, hospital outpatients, inpatients, those from A&E. No, had a follow up with the Neurologist and she ran through the MRI results with me. That annoyed me ten different ways. it may take 2-5 days to get your report. Posts: 38 Re: mri scan results. I'm wondering at what point I need to phone someone up and queery when my results will be available. All the best x, I agree with other responders. That is pretty fast. MRI results in a big hospital are usually read by Interventinal radiology. 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. Am so confused. Certainly to discuss it it’s reasinable to make an appointment. Upon receiving the news of an abnormal brain MRI, the doctor will likely perform additional testing. 1 decade ago. 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. Horrible to be just waiting. Have you seen all the episodes of Star Trek the Next Generation TV series? All the best, Thanks for reply. sounds like you are having bad stomach acid reflux. Some tests, like a stress test, you can’t get info online, but many diagnostic tests you can. It might not even be him, there is a good chance that it is an administrative error. good luck and don't worry everything will be fine. If the results are not good, they will call you because they get the results faster if they are bad. We, or anybody else that’s not your doctor, can’t possibly give you an answer that is going to rid you of anxiety. 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. 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. Lastly, getting MRI results back quickly alleviates the patients worry. All is well. Get an account with the lab they use and look at results yourself for blood tests and cultures. If you having anything that is extremely low or high then we notify the Doctor and if need be he/she will call you. You could try writing to your Neuro expressing your fear and hope he/she responds. And when I did not hear back for over a week, I thought there would be nothing. 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. Call the doctor that requested the MRI and ask if they have the results yet. I wouldn’t bet money on it. You could try writing to your Neuro expressing your fear and hope he/she responds. 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? Thanks everyone for the great comments/suggestions! 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. 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. I'm pretty sure if the MRI scan showed something serious they'd be in touch before the consultant appointment. There is no way I could wait. Can make appointments, ask questions, see test results when posted. I then realised this is the beginning not the end. texaszan. Kitt. 2 1. kja63 . Hi! I felt good after the test, but the longer I wait for the results the more anxious I feel. 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. When my test results are posted on my online medical, my doc always notes ‘all fine’ or issues.

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