MRI-E

Posted by mutter3 @mutter3, Feb 1 7:44pm

Has anyone had an MRI-E?? I read about it on University of Virginia website. Now I'm not sure I can manage it. I have two months to worry about it.

Hello @mutter3

I can understand your concerns. Diagnostic tests do create anxiety. I did find information from the University of Virginia's website and also from the National Institute of Health's website about this test. Here are the links for you and others who are considering this test:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3369125/
https://med.virginia.edu/radiology/2017/04/20/mri-enterography-what-to-expect-how-to-prepare/
It sounds like this test is used to diagnose problems of the digestive tract. What is your greatest concern about having this test?

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@hopeful33250

Hello @mutter3

I can understand your concerns. Diagnostic tests do create anxiety. I did find information from the University of Virginia's website and also from the National Institute of Health's website about this test. Here are the links for you and others who are considering this test:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3369125/
https://med.virginia.edu/radiology/2017/04/20/mri-enterography-what-to-expect-how-to-prepare/
It sounds like this test is used to diagnose problems of the digestive tract. What is your greatest concern about having this test?

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The great possibility of fecal incontinence and nausea from glucagon injection and being highly allergic to iv contrast

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@mutter3

The great possibility of fecal incontinence and nausea from glucagon injection and being highly allergic to iv contrast

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How does your doctor respond to those concerns, @mutter3?

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@mutter3

The great possibility of fecal incontinence and nausea from glucagon injection and being highly allergic to iv contrast

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@mutter3. The procedure could cause fecal incontinence? That would be a concern. I presume that’s an extremely slight chance though or they probably would not use that procedure.
JK

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Actually a very real possibility but it will pass

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I've had MRE at NY Pres in NYC. No difference in reaction than regular MRI You drink the drink and wait an hour
Same IV and if no reaction to regular MRI there should be no reaction to this one. Ironicly it did not show adhesions but
Not only were there adhesions there was Involvous requiring resection of colon, small bowl and illeocal valve 😱
I guess it is only one of many tools of diagnosis

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Hello @nova1976, I appreciate your sharing your experience with this type of diagnostic test.

You mentioned, Involvous requiring resection of the colon, small bowl and ileocecal valve. Could you explain a bit more about what this means?

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@mutter3

Actually a very real possibility but it will pass

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@mutter3 In other words, is it a temporary side effect?

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@hopeful33250

Hello @nova1976, I appreciate your sharing your experience with this type of diagnostic test.

You mentioned, Involvous requiring resection of the colon, small bowl and ileocecal valve. Could you explain a bit more about what this means?

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After a failed adjustable gastric lapband, drs performed RNY bypass. Because of extensive damage and prior surgeries I had numerous strictures and total blockages. I would throw up water. The more they fixed them, the more adhesions came back
All these surgeries were done laparoscopically. The worst adhesions were at base of small intestine. Everything was stuck together in one big glob. When they tried to get rid of adhesions they saw the colon was telescoped into itself (involulous also called Cecal bascal ). They had to resect that piece of colon, the valve that connects the small intestine to the colon and a piece of small intestine. The appendix was stuck in that gob of adhesions and had to go too. Prior to that surgery the doctors focused on the top of the small intestine where it attaches to stomach. Two months later the gallbladder had to go too. The ileocecal valve is important because it stops the bacteria of the. Colon from traveling up the small intestine That infection is called SIBO. I've had two in the past year. I'm still learning about living with it as it causes explosive smelly diarrhea.

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@nova1976

You have certainly been through a great deal and dealing with a lot of side effects of the surgeries you have had. What type of diet do you follow in order to minimize diarrhea, etc?

Please share as you are comfortable doing so, but I'm also wondering, do you have any nutritional problems?

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