I believe you are talking about a Small Bowel Follow Through and if so, I have had a few. You will drink a pink chalky milkshake substance that provides a contrast medium to enable a better view of your intestines.porter89xxx said:Hi everyone has anyone ever had a mri small bowel study, it says that i have to drink a preperation drink and the scan will start an hour after drinking this, just wondering what this is? and has anyone had this test before and it showing anything?
I had a small bowel mri last week and before I finished drinking the litre of clear fluid, I had to rush to the toilet to deal with a sudden attack of diarrhea. I informed the scan technician and he told me that it could not have gone through me that fast. I had an interesting twenty minutes in the scanner, keeping my buttocks clenched whilst holding my breath. Afterwards the tech told me that the fluid had gone right through me, because he could see it on the scanner, and he told me that something must be wrong for it to have acted like that.
Has anyone else had this experience and if so, is it cause for alarm? Incidentally, what is the purpose of the small bowel scan - what are they looking for?
Yes occasionally I convince myself that it is just gas or an allergy, but then there was that colonoscopy in 2011 that said otherwise. But last catscan showed nothing and yet I am sick as a dog half the time. Diarrhea and other symptoms of crohns. Can't wait for the pillcam.:ybatty:Hi All
I stumbled accross this support group and am so pleased I am not the only one out there going through this
Last week I had the pleasure of a colonoscopy which didnt really show anything up - apart from the severe pain I had as it reached the area where I get pain (around the cepum- not sure if thats how its spelt).
I am booked in on Thursday to have the MRI scan- and by all means it sounds like I should be more worried about that then the butt camera! - although I guess I can enjoy loosing a couple of pounds after drinking the stuff:tongue: -
Is it just me, or does anyone else feel like maybe its all in their head. I know I get pain, terrible pain, but then when nothing is found I start questionning myself. - its becomming a real drag!
Yes occasionally I convince myself that it is just gas or an allergy, but then there was that colonoscopy in 2011 that said otherwise. But last catscan showed nothing and yet I am sick as a dog half the time. Diarrhea and other symptoms of crohns. Can't wait for the pillcam.:ybatty:
Hi. Here in UK we have to drink stuff what expands inside to allow them to see better and we have 2 injections: 1 with iodine as a contrast in a blood vessel and buscopan to stop intestines moving. I guess that stuff what expands blocks everything inside for a while.Thank-you both for your message. I am so afraid to go, because of the problem I had when i drank the same solution for the CT. It was right after I started drinking I had instant "D". My family keeps telling me, "you just have to do it" but they dont understand because they haven't been through it. I only weigh 100lb.'s and I have had 17 inches of bowel removed, so i think it makes it even worse.
Hi, I guess these questions are for me . Sorry what do you mean by issues with csar tissue please? I do not think that B12 helps with Crohn,s in any way. It is just that ileum should be involved in vitamins B absorbtion and once we do not have it we have to get it from outside. I am an activist of SCD diet. It did change my life a lot. It did not heal Crohn's but i fell much much better. I do not loose weight at all now, my blood test does not show any inflamation, no pain, no cramps, better stool.I also had my Ileum removed. Do you have issues with scar tissue? I have not heard anything about the SCD diet, but I am going to look it up. Does the B 12 shot seem to help?
hahahahaha yes!!!!!! I just had one done today and i felt the same way. I was nauseous while drinking it! I nearly puked when they injected me with some glyco what ever the heck. The test was simple, just all the crap they stuck in me made it terrible! Gotta find dat crohns though.ughh, I had an MRE and had to drink some nasty crap. It was light yellow in color and I sweet in taste. I believe it also was full of that artificial sweetner stuff. IT made so SOOOOO sick. I hardly got out of the machine and I was running to the toilet with awful Diarrhea all day long. I would NEVER drink that poison again. I even asked before hand to make sure there was no inactive ingredients in it due to me being sensitive. I knew when I started drinking it that the tech lied when he said there were none. I cannot tolerate ANY of those fake sugars at all. I will never drink that stuff again. They will have to come up with something without all that fake sugar stuff..... I am glad to did ok, that is great. Hope everything turns out ok.
Hi everyone so just come back from my mri scan today and i fainted! So embarrasing i had crampy pains in my tummy in the needle room prior to going in for scan and the radiographer went out the room and i couldnt breathe and just went. The scan itself was okay it is really noisy and quite claustrophobic i had to drink this clear solution drink wasnt very nice and then had a dye injected in. Results should be back with my gastro next week please god let it show something
If the colonoscopy showed inflammation and an ulcer that by itself suggests that this is something more than IBS. By definition, IBS is non-inflammatory.I have a small bowel MRI on Monday because although my colonoscopy showed inflammation and an ulcer my GI is not convinced it's Crohns. Just praying that something shows up or the will diagnosis ibs
I could be wrong but I think I have heard that if you apply an ice pack first that it can help some with the pain.hi i was recently diagnosed, i had to drink the liquid too! oh my it was horrible, i only drank one and then i puked and retired to drink more, then they told me i had to drink a ton of water so maybe i they could see stuff in the pictures, then when i was in the thing they injected me with this stuff and i felt horribly sick and i puked again, i am not looking forward to doing this again soon to see if my treatment is working, also i’m taking Humira and it’s is the worse pain ever, the shot it unlike anything i have ever felt in my life, my experience may be different than yours so don’t take my experience as what yours may be like