Managed to get appointment with usual GP this morning to discuss recent back Xray results. This was done to further investigate the right sided leg muscle cramp-like pain which has been worse since Sept/Oct last.
I had my hip joints replaced in 2002 (a fairly new procedure then called 'Birmingham' hip resurfacing) and as some people have experienced problems with metal on metal replacements my consultant ordered an MRI scan last April to rule this out as being the possible cause of my pain. Consequently he was satisfied that this was not the case.
Anyway during conversation with GP this morning I referred to said MRI scan.
"Oh no", says she, "you couldn't have had an MRI scan if you have metal hips." "What did I have then", says I - "I went into one of those tunnel things".
"Oh" says she, reading back over my notes, "you DID have an MRI - well we always tell people they can't have an MRI with metal hips.....ah well Mr ........... is very good he must know what he's doing."
Now this is worrying me and my question is......... has anyone else with metal hip replacements had an MRI scan.
Not sure but I think she used the phrase 'draw the metal out' when talking about MRI and metal hips.