I just got back from my MRI, I had scar tissue in my ileum that was causing a small obstruction, stuff could still get through, but they wanted a better pitcure hence the MRI. The reason I was told that I needed the NG tube was because it had to be inserted past the stomach and into the small bowel. or whatever intestine is closest to the stomach. IT WAS HORRIBLE. They sprayed some numbing stuff up my nose and then inserted the tube, I then had to a lay on my side so they could do live x rays to see where the tube was and to make sure it was going in ok. After all this was done I was supposed to go straight to MRI but the radiologist was late so i had to sit in this little room with this huge tube up my nose for 30 min, I had to keep my head down or it was painful.
So they had me in the MRI tube face down and that was fine but when they had to pump the MRI contrast through the tube it was terrible. it was fine at first but Im small, like 100 pounds small so my stomach filled up quick and the gallon and a half of fluid being pumped in was miserable, I was crying and having a panic attack but they wouldn't give me anything for it because they said drugs are bad. The whole thing took about
45, without the tube it would have been fine but the NG tube was terrible, taking it out was fine but, having that thing in for 3 hours was the worst thing ever, oh and it gives you a bloody nose, and diarhea like no ones business. Like i need more of that thanks
25 yr old female. Diagnosed with Crohn's on Feb 14th 2007 confined to the terminal ilieum, Asacol, Levsin, Nexium 40mg, Percocet, darvocet, phenergren.