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Deciding whether I need surgery - December 19th 2016, 06:53 AM

I have three metal foreign objects in my left arm. I had a stroke (TIA) scare and was supposed to have an MRI about two weeks ago. However, when filling in a questionnaire I ticked about the foreign objects so had to have an x-ray beforehand. They then decided that having an MRI was to dangerous (due to it being magnetic) due to how deep he objects were and they were concerned about them moving and hitting veins and nerves leaving more damage.

They suggested I ask my GP etc for surgery (even though I am no longer having the MRI due to the risk) because if I really need one in the future, especially an emergency one, then they won't be able to do it until I have had surgery on my arm which could leave me at a life threatening risk.

My GP wants me to ask my consultant at the hospital for the supposedly TIA whom I am seeing tomorrow. I have had surgery for this reason before and I know I have been told I should have it but I don't want it but I know nobody wants it and don't know what the best thing to do is?

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Re: Deciding whether I need surgery - December 19th 2016, 06:34 PM

Hi Jess,

Honestly, I think that you should have the surgery to remove the foreign items in your arm. I think getting them removed is a lot less serious than getting an MRI. I work on the Stroke unit at work and one of the most important things to do when someone has either had a Stroke or Stroke symptoms. So I think you should get the surgery.

Let me know what you decide. Stay strong <3

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Re: Deciding whether I need surgery - December 19th 2016, 06:43 PM

I think you should do it. If you're ever in any sort of accident and can't tell them you have metal, they may do an MRI which would be too risky. Surgery will suck, but having something bad happen because someone didn't know you had metal and you couldn't tell them would suck a lot more. If you choose not to, you may want to make sure you have some sort of medical ID saying that you can't have an MRI.

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