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    anyone had an mri after their surgery? worried about all the staples, know their suppose to be titanium and be ok, but still nervous, unable to contact the surgeon r/t weekend,



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    I've done some googling, a few sites say it's ok. Ask the people on the day at the MRI place as well - they'll be very hot on what's ok and what's not because they would be doing so many on older patients with various implants, replacements, staples etc.



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    Yes, I've had two in the last year, Brain and Spinal. The staples are titanium and there is no issue. Please don't worry.
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    Note that my responses here are from the viewpoint of a female 3 yrs out from surgery, with post bariatric hypoglycemia. I am not a medical professional. Lowest wt after surgery, 218 at 9 mo out.

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    Thanks to both of you, a LITTLE less worried though, thank goodness for valium before the procedure,



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    Quote Originally Posted by mminwis View Post
    Thanks to both of you, a LITTLE less worried though, thank goodness for valium before the procedure,
    Just bring a cd of your favorite peaceful music (original not downloaded to be sure it works), close your eyes before you slide in and don't open them til you slide out.
    Note that my responses here are from the viewpoint of a female 3 yrs out from surgery, with post bariatric hypoglycemia. I am not a medical professional. Lowest wt after surgery, 218 at 9 mo out.

    Best NSV yet - fitting on a kid's amusement park ride with my 4 yr old grandson!

    re: my avatar -- CFIDS =ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyletis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) Also diagnosed with post-bariatric reactive hypoglycemia; and chronic gastritis (both sleeve related).

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    My brother used to have a lot of MRIs -- he always said "Nel, I'm off now to my tropical island." Your imagination can be very powerful.
    I'm a doctor and was reassured by my surgeon that the titanium staples are no problem. I believe him.
    Also my partner, who has titanium in her neck and ankle (she is a bionic woman) has had MRIs no problem.
    You'll be fine.
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    Default Re: Mri

    Yup, no problems with staples. I worked in an MRI unit for about 10 years and answered those sort of ? Daily!



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    Thanks for all ur posts, i survived it, they did put a washcloth over my eyes and i think this helped, i wouldve just closed my eyes but sure i wouldve opened them and freaked out,
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