MRI or magnetic resonance imaging is an imaging test that uses magnetic and radio waves to produce images of organs inside the body. It can be used to the diagnose brain and spinal cord anomalies, tumors, cysts, breast cancer, heart problems, and endometriosis.

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I am diagnosed with slipped disc L4-L5, and my sciatic nerve is pressed. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am diagnosed with slip disc L4-L5 and my sciatic nerve is pressed. Due to which I am finding difficulty to walk and sit. My left foot is numb. I have a lot of pain and stiffness in my calf and thighs. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your symptoms. Clinically, you have sciatica for sure. But, radiologically the compression is not so severe that I have to advise you surgery (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I would suggest a conservative trial first, Consult your sp...  Read Full »

What are the side effects of stopping Keppra?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a seizure for the first time in my life when I was about 19 years old. The emergency room physician did not do any tests before he put me on Keppra. After I had been put on Keppra, I went to a neurologist who did an MRI and a sleep study. Nothing showed up on either test, but he...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. First of all, I like to share a medical dilemma when it comes to a seizure disorder. When we evaluate for seizure or the number of seizures, the MRI and EEG is often performed. If we get any abnormality, then the diagnosi...  Read Full »

I get dizzy rush sensations while looking at the computer or smartphone. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I seem to be getting these dizzy rush sensations. They happen randomly throughout the day, but mostly when I am on the computer. It feels like an electrical pulse is surging up through the back of my head. I also feel dizzy turning side to side and when I get a headache, it feels like ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shivam Om Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I will try my level best to help you out. Your symptoms are mostly dizziness, which worsens with sudden eye movements or body movements, and are sometimes associated with headaches. Based on the symptoms, the most common cause in your age group is a vestibular migra...  Read Full »

I had ribs and pelvic injury five years back, and I have difficulty in walking with uncontrollable pelvic movements. Kindly help

Query: Hello doctor,I tore something from my ribs and pelvis five years back; since then, my entire torso has been falling apart, and no doctor can pinpoint exactly what it is. Since the injury, my left ribs are floating around, and I can no longer control my pelvic movements, causing my pelvic joints to h...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I saw your attached photos and the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of the pelvis (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). MRI shows that your pelvic joints are in perfect order of structure and outline,...  Read Full »

I am about to undergo a surgery for my hip injury. Kindly view my MRI and advice.

Query: Hello doctor, I had an injury before three years on my hip and I am now about to undergo a surgery due to issues with my discs that started when I injured my hip flexor. I just had an MRI today and would like a radiologist to view my images and send me a report on the findings.  Read Full »

Dr. Chitrangada

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your MRI both hips show imaging following features, 1. Subchondral edema involving bilateral femoral heads extending up to bilateral femoral necks 2. No depression of head of femur or crescent sign seen in the present MRI 3. No displaced fracture is seen. 4. Visu...  Read Full »

I have had left hip pain for two years and am under medication and physical therapy. Could you please review my MRI reports?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had left hip pain for two years. I had hip pain following a bicycle ride and was admitted to the hospital for severe lower back pain on the left side. At that time, I was treated with muscle relaxants, painkillers, and physical therapy. I have on and off left hip pain for the la...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I have reviewed the attached images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Here is a review of the left hip's magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). 1. Articular cartilage is preserved in both articulating...  Read Full »

What scan is used to detect multiple sclerosis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have muscle spasm, nerve pain, numbness, dizziness, and pain while swallowing. I could not move my neck or throat muscle. I also have speech difficulty and difficulty in coordinating my body movements. It is hard to explain, but it feels my mind cannot tell my body to move correctl...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern, and as your MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is normal, I would exclude MS (multiple sclerosis). There is no need for contrast when there is no brain lesion. The contrast is used to differentiate between old and ...  Read Full »

My 4-month-old daughter has very little movement in her legs. What can be done?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is four months old. We observed that there was very little movement in her legs. We performed an EMG and an NCV along with a vitamin D test. The report mentions generalized motor axonal polyneuropathy. I could only understand that there is an issue with her nerves in sever...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is advisable to do a nerve biopsy along with an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of the brain and spine and a detailed physical examination by a pediatric neurologist to come to a conclusion as to what we are dealing with. There are various different types of neur...  Read Full »

A 67-year-old osteoporotic female has wrist swelling. Is it tuberculosis?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother who is 67 years old is an osteoporosis patient. She has been recently operated for carpal tunnel in the left hand. A few months back, she had developed an ankle effusion which subsided after starting osteoporosis injections. She is on Gemtide and calcium. Recently, she has de...  Read Full »

Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity). An ultrasound cannot diagnose whether she has tuberculosis or not. This requires an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan and also a needle biopsy under ultrasound guidance which n...  Read Full »

Can a patient with acute onset of the liver problem be treated with medication alone?

Query: Hi doctor, Kindly take a look at the medical reports of the patient. He suffers from a liver problem, which suddenly started last week. Could you please diagnose the case and give your recommendations? Can the patient be treated with medication or should he go for surgery? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Ankur Jindal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It appears to be a large cystic liver lesion. It is possibly the remains of an amoebic liver abscess or hydatid cyst. I suggest getting an amoebic serology and hydatid serology. Also get...  Read Full »

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