I was not aware of what to expect. The noise beating into my ears was very loud and almost unbearable. I became agitated and nervous and voiced my concern but was informed those noises were necessary. I don't know how, I fear I might develope deafness in both ears. I am already slightly deaf in the left ear. Had some tests, and informed them I was hearing a pulse beat in my left ear. Hence the ENT specialist ordered the MRI. I was apprehensive at first, not knowing what to expect, but went through it so the doctor could diagnose the problem I was injected with the contrast dye, and was dizzy when it was finally over. I was told I must drink plenty of fluids due to the dye. I felt out of sorts and dizzy most of the time and now several hours later about 81/2 hours, can feel the taste of the dye in my breath, and some shortness of breath, and I am afraid. I am already a heart patient, and am worried about my heart. Will someone please reassure me it will pass. Thank you. lenar114
I had my MRI today and I have to admit that it went better than I expected. The techs were very reassuring and treated me very well. The provided me with ear plugs and the noise was still pretty loud. I'm assuming the previous person did not receive ear plugs, which may have helped. I closed my eyes the entire time and just thought about other things. I was already tired going into it so maybe that helped. I also was told I'd have to drink plenty of fluids to flush the dye out--I'm not experiencing any problems because of it. In fact, I came back to work after the procedure. Yes, it's a bit nerve-wracking, but it went well for me. Sorry to hear about your problems, Lena.
Does a pituitary MRI also show the whole brain?
I went in for a pituitary gland MRI ordered by my Endo and
They didn't find a tumor, but I'm still having symptoms and was just wondering if he also looked at other parts of my brain and not just that one spot? Any info would be helpful.
It depends on how the facility did the test. When doing a pituitary MRI, some facilities add extra sets of images (aka sequences) which image the whole brain. You'll need to review the MRI with your doctor or call the facility to find out.
HI, like robert, I too have pituitary symptoms but my prolactin is normal.. ut leakin from breasts.. have a brain injury from yrs ago.. been tx for headaches.. also, think I have csf fluid leak from my nose..read can be for yrs also.. how do I find someone to order this MRI? or a comprehensive look at my symptoms? Ohio... and Robert, look at adrenals, do 24 hr urine.. can get that ordered + pay outside lab cost about 140.oo thanks
I had trouble at the end of labor as my daughter got stuck directly following the delivery I had a tubal ligation and that went wrong with my blood pressure dropping so low the head of the operating table was positioned to touch the floor that made it difficult for the Dr. to preform the tubal, it took him 3 hours. I have never the same for over 22 years and was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome. I was never tested for damage to the endocrine system but my symptoms are the same and I take blood pressure medication daily to increase it, I have hypotension and milky discharge from the breast. It's abnormal and I'd have brain surgery if they needed to get to the pituiytary, thats how bad my symptoms have been over all these years.
I may have some helpful info.My husband had a csf leak, I took him to the skull institute in houston, tx at UT. They were outstanding he seen an ent and a neurosurgeon, Dr. P. Roc Chen, he is the best on earth. It is worth the trip.
Good Luck to you guys, I too may have to have an MRI on pituitary gland. Houston here I come.
I had a pituitary MRI done this past Monday. I am claustrophobic and the noise even with the ear plugs was pretty scary, but I made it through it. If I have to go to anymore I may need to be medicated because I almost freaked out a few times. However, I got copies of my MRI and it was scans of the whole brain. Pretty cool to look at. I can see the tumor pretty good. I hope the meds they prescribe to shrink it will work and my symptoms go away.
I had an appointment set up for me to have a MRI of my pituitary at a local hospital. I was very nervous and it seemed warm to me in the room. It was all business to the workers there. I laid on the table and was given earplugs. A grilled helmet was placed on my head where one of the grills was in direct path of my nose causing the warm air to be directed back into my face. Cloth was placed at my ears to help hold my head still. I was handed a squeeze bulb in case I panicked being told it would stop the procedure. I am a good sized man of large build and when the table was sliding into the tube I felt it push in on my shoulders and then my elbows were pushed into my sides making it difficult to breath. The whole time I am thinking I am supposed to be in here for a long period of time and I felt like I couldn’t even take a deep breath. The warm air didn’t make it any better. When the clacking sounds started I squeezed the bulb like I was sending Morse code asking to be taken out of there. I thought I was going to be stuck when my elbows hung up on the ridge of the entrance. I told her it was too tight of a fit. I was later sent to a facility that had a scanner for larger people and it was more wide open and a lot less noisy, no ear plugs. My only problem there was trying to stay awake. The people were wonderful. There is also a new contrast they used on me that did not make me warm nor noticed any discoloring.
MRI of my brain found a pituitary tumor.I had surgery but the tumor had invaded my right sinus cavity. While waiting for gamma knife radiation,the tumor grew back and I now need surgery again.I'm not sure if I should have the surgery or wait it out.I'm 56 years old with hepatitis "C" and there is a chance the hep "C" could kill me first. I'm asking if people think I should put off the surgery and take what ever comes my way. I'm very worried about getting surgery again because the first time I got blood clots in both my lungs and all most died from the complications. I've had a filter put in to help protect my lungs from clots but what about my brain. I rather be dead than not able to care for myself because of a stroke. Thank you for any advice.
I had an MRI pituitary scan done and the when I got up from the table the radiologist asked me when I was seeing the consultant.When I saw them the week after they said we would like to talk to you about your scan.I had a small microadenoma but also found a lump inside my tongue.Got referred to an ENT surgeon who said we think you have a lingual thyroid. I then had to have a 123 Iodine full body scan. Went back for those results and got told it's not a lingual thyroid we have to do a tongue biopsy under general anaesthetic.....what a nightmare. I then had that done but had to wait four weeks for it and a further two weeks for the results which turned out to be a build up of capilleries....thank goodness.The MRI scan was ok and if anybody has to have one please don't worry.Just imagine lying on a beach in the Maldives.It's better than a tongue biopsy!!!
went for my peturiy mri yesterday i feel it was very inpersnol i was not given a gown and had to take under ware of in front of steff in mri room i had to get dressed in toilets mri was ok but just felt i was a number and not a person who is not very well thats why i was there after all hope test comes back not to bad will have to wait .
just want to ask if how much is the doctor's fee of a neuro surgeon specialist? Thanks
I had an MRI/MRA on 2-3 and they saw a large mass at my pituitary gland. I have to have another MRi on 2-15. I've been having severe headaches,unable to sleep for any length of time. Very tired, sick on stomach, black shadows and spots infront of my eyes. Has anyone every had any of these symptons and could this be a pituitary glad tumor? I have had 5 spine surgerys in the last 5 years and I have a implanted pain pump due to nerve damage in my right leg. I live in severe pain everyday of my life and having severe headaches all the time is getting the best of me.
i had a mri on my pituitary glan ,it was normal,howeveri still do not have an answer to why my t count is below 75,no i do not have hiv,my only symptom is low energy,fatigue ,less sex drive. what should i do next?
@ Daniel Houston.Have you had your thyroid gland tested.This can cause a low T count and loss of libido.Good luck
I loved my MRI. I had foam ear plugs and the grill face helmet. I'm not too big, so it didn't cause any trouble for me. I've had such bad head pain that the loud clicking and zapping sounds felt like they were able to deeply itch spots in my head that I couldn't reach with my fingers. I eventually fell asleep during it and was sad when they woke me up because I never sleep anymore from the pain in my head. It was so nice to finally fall asleep. The radiologist told me I have a 2.2 cm tumor growing on my pit gland and that is why my IGF-1 is so high. (IGF-1 is what increases growth hormone.) I did indeed love the MRI experience though. It was relaxing to me. Maybe this tumor has made my brain like weird things. I don't know.
hi, I am due to have a MRI tomorrow, and am extremely scared, not about the MRI, as this I believe is necessary...but by what 'they' will find. I was referred by a optometrist, as she suspects I have pituitary tumour, as I have recently been diagosed with field vision defect amongst other issues. Has any one had field vision defects that have not been due to pituitary? Thanks in advance :) x
I had an MRI of brain due to lose of hearing in my left ear and 2 wks later detached retina in my left eye. I was told by ENT md to f/u with PCP which I did and he said MRI didn't show it. I received copies of my records and in it MRI results which said: 5mm ovoid hyperintensity is noted along the inferior surface of he pituitary gland, more inferior than expected for posterior pituitary bright spot. There is also round upward bowing of the anterior aspect of the Pituitary gland, greatest vertical height 9mm on coronal imaging. Recommended pituitary MRI with dynamic imaging might be helpful in assessing for microadenoma. Anyone out there can give me any information please do so. I need to know if I should go back to PCP and tell him I saw results
is an MRI OF THE PITUITARY the same as an MRI OF THE BRAIN and what ways are they different?