Why am i being sent for a CT scan on my head??? - Thyroid UK

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Why am i being sent for a CT scan on my head???

ThyroidObsessed
ThyroidObsessed
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Been hypo 10 years with confirmed hashis and have been under an endo that has been trying to stabalise my levels for 1 and a half years now, i told him i get a pressure feeling in my left temple now and again (not painful) and sometimes strange sensation in my head thats almost painful and feels like im goin crazy...

So my endo has booked me in for a ct scan on my head but dont understand what hes checking for??

What will it involve?

Thanks in advance 😊

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ThyroidObsessed
ThyroidObsessed
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Ok so what are the symptoms of this, and if it was that wouldnt i have got a lot worse over these 2 years, severe headaches etc..

Also will the ct be safe to have with my thyroid, and will i need any injections for the scan?..

You just have an endo who is quite rightly ruling anything out as he doesn't necessarily think the symptoms you describe in your head/ temple are thyroid / endo related. He could include your neck I suppose if he was looking for thyroid problems, but doesn't sound like it. The scan is an easy totally painless procedure - you just lie still on a 'table' while images taken around you, won't take long if just head.

I had one because my balance was bad .The nachine makes lots of weird crashing and banging noises.Found nothing but the fact I have a brain,so thats a positive!

Dee1222
Dee1222
in reply to Treepie

I think you had an MRI. I had that for my spine. So loud!! But I had a cat scan of my head also..years ago..silent and fast. Like said in a previous response..lay on a table..images are taken. πŸ˜‡

Tile
Tile
in reply to Treepie

Nothing positive about CT scan showing negative because CT scans have radiation levels that are extraordinary high. You just bombarded your brain with high levels of radiation. Your brain was radioactive for few days. CT scans have 1000x radiation of chest xrays. Think twice everyone before you get s CT scan or MRI w contrast.

I had one last week. Absolutely painless and fairly quick. Wish we all had endocrinologist that were as good as yours. Good luck

Possibly for a pituitary problem.

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