We patients need answers on this discussion. Any medical pros who might know what we are all talking about? I have read a few answers, like, water on the knee could hurt during an MRI. No, my son has water on the knee, you can see it when he puts ice on it....you can see the water freeze inside like little ice cubes. He had an MRI with no pain. My mom had MRI's all her life and never had issues. She was the one that told me, 'oh, don't worry, it is just like an x-ray. NOT. For me, and I have a high tolerance of pain,,,example, awake during surgery and the pain meds did not take, felt the knife...so you can't say I don't take pain well....SO why does an MRI hurt? Again, mine was like you were pulling my knee cap off. Not a good feeling. And everyone on this post is right......'oh, you only have a few minutes left, it is all in your head.' No, it has to have a reason. period. I won't go for another one. I had no contrast, no dye injection. Just a good ol fashion MRI that hurt so bad, I wanted to crawl out. So any more brain storms medical profession? other than, 'this does not happen'....Not a good answer. That is the reason I got onto this discussion board, our communation can be the finding factor. Who knows more than people who have a life experience to get to the bottom of it all....thanks for listening. An EX-MRI-ERView Thread
Well, at least someone got some kind of answer. That is better than, "oh, that can't happen".........heck, we say something to inform and educate. We as patients don't get that type of respect for feedback. We get, 'it's in your head'.........'that didn't hurt'.............we would not be saying anything if it were not true. So give us some credit to get the medical field to look into these matters. I had my tonsils out at age twenty one and felt every cut as the anestetic(sp?) did not work for me. Again, we are all different and have different experiences. So,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,yes, things can happen and we want answers.View Thread
I am so glad I came across this discussion....AS I too had a bad reaction to an MRI,, of the knee.....of course even the doc told me "no, you don't feel anything, it's just a picture of your knee"...Low and behold, YES I did. No one else I have talked with experienced what I did. It felt like my knee was being drawn out of my leg.....do I have any metal, NO,,,,,did I have any surgeries on my leg,,,,NO....The pain was so bad that the tech gave me a shot so I would be able to straighten my leg for the test....well, yes the leg was numb, but the knee still felt the pressure of the dramatic pull.....to this day, I still have no answer from a medical stand point.....View Thread
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