Worried about pituitary MRI with gadolinium dye

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    Worried about pituitary MRI with gadolinium dye


    I just found out that I pretty much have to get a pituitary MRI with and without gadolinium dye performed in order to further look into my Low T problems to rule out a pituitary tumor. I am worried about the use of the gadolinium dye because I have read how nasty this stuff can be. Has anyone had an MRI done using gadolinium? How was it? Did you suffer any side effects; either short term or long term? Did you do any kind of detox protocol to assist your body in riding this toxin?


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    Quote Originally Posted by garythethird View Post
    I just found out that I pretty much have to get a pituitary MRI with and without gadolinium dye performed in order to further look into my Low T problems to rule out a pituitary tumor. I am worried about the use of the gadolinium dye because I have read how nasty this stuff can be. Has anyone had an MRI done using gadolinium? How was it? Did you suffer any side effects; either short term or long term? Did you do any kind of detox protocol to assist your body in riding this toxin?
    I know of iodine reaction not heard any one this.
    I am not a medical Dr, please keep in mind that this answer is for information purposes only, and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace sound medical advice from your physician or health care provider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Matrix View Post
    I know of iodine reaction not heard any one this.
    Yeah there lots of gadolinium reactions/issues supposedly. Google: gadolinium MRI and you will be shocked as was I.

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    I had an MRI of the pituitary with and without last week. Don't worry about the gadolinium, just get the test. What are you more worried about? An adenoma or the slight chance if a reaction? I was more worried about the adenoma.

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    I had this done twice. Very simple and painless no side effects. I used the contrast once via IV for the pituitary MRI, and once into my shoulder joint just recently for a shoulder MRI. There were no issues. Don't worry about it unless you are very unhealthy, or have major kidney problems, etc. It's fine.
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    I've used the dye as well without experiencing any side effects.
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    Quote Originally Posted by breezy11 View Post
    I've used the dye as well without experiencing any side effects.
    With any thing there could be adverse reactions even taking an aspirin. The food you putting in your body is more likely to be given you hidden reactions then this.. Food is on a constant basis..
    I am not a medical Dr, please keep in mind that this answer is for information purposes only, and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace sound medical advice from your physician or health care provider.

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    MRI contrast is NOTHING compared to the contrast agents used for CT scans. Renal impairment is a contraindication to getting CTs, whereas MRI is the study commonly ordered in its place, even with patients that are already in renal failure. Just trying to give you an idea of where the risk of this lies on a spectrum of tests that are ordered thousands and thousands of times every day.

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    Thanks for the input guys, I'm getting a little more relaxed with the idea; still have some reservations though.

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