I get an MRI because of a suspected perianal fistula, and I wonder if it also shows whetether the tracks goes to the vagina or not. Does anyone know?
Thank you for your answer. Can you tell me more about the procedure? Is contrast truly neccesary? How does such a thing even work, getting MRI for perianal fistulea?I think it will show up if it's there, Ebru. All my MRI's had very detailed imaging. I'm wishing the best for you.
They should do contrast and, if it is for a RVF, they may also use a water-based gel vaginally to aid in the visibility/results (I have had several before but my last one was the first I had with the gel).Thank you for your answer. Can you tell me more about the procedure? Is contrast truly neccesary? How does such a thing even work, getting MRI for perianal fistulea?
The hospital invitation paper stated it will be a lower abdomen MRI, it's not clear whetether they will use contrast, and I am not allowed to eat 2 hours prior to the MRI.
For lower abdominal I had, the contrast was via IV (perhaps you had an upper GI series, cmack?). I'll take an IV over that chalky liquid any day!I agree. I had contrast. Don't worry it's not a big deal, my contrast was like a milkshake. Then you just go in a tube that makes odd sounding clanging noises. There is a way to speak to the operator from inside via microphone in case you need to speak with them. I wish you the best, Ebru.
Yes it does sound like it. There was much confusion about the anal abscess. The doctors had classified it as 'perianal abscess' but despite this they didn't checked for fistula, because they assumed it was just an ingrown hair. They changed opinion and said 'could be crohn's', thus I got an MRI. Thank you for your support Cmack.That sounds like a fistula connected to the urethra or possibly the bladder. Either way you have my support, Ebru. I really hope you can get relief soon. It sounds like the doctors are finally figuring things out, that's always a good thing. Best wishes.