MRI and Microdermal Anchor

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   Posted 5/17/2010 7:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello all..
Allow me to give a brief background about myself.  I am 27 years old.  I have been diagnosed with MS for roughly 8 years. 
Recently, I have been interested in getting a microdermal anchor piercing behind one of my ears.  These are fairly perminant.  However, this seems like it's a far from from reality due to the fact that the metal under my skin, would  interfere with the MRI.  I am quite upset about this.  I do understand it's my health on the line, and that I should stop complaining about something as trivial as a body piercing. 
But at any rate... I still am upset.  Does anyone have any advice on how this would be possible?

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   Posted 5/17/2010 9:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Lori,
It is that horrible sense that your life is not your own.  Your body is not your own.  I am sorry!  I get your frustration.  You might just have to wait a bit.  I will bet that they might make these in non-metal forms.  Or at least the anchor part. 
I don't want you to settle.......that would be a bummer, but perhaps you could temporarily settle.  A tattoo?  A nose, or ear cartilage piercing?  A toe ring? 
Don't give up.  Talk to a piercing shop and let them know your limits on this.  See if anyone can recommend something.  Could be that no one has put pressure in this area. 
I have never heard of this, by the way.  I had to google it.  It is kinda cool really.  It is very clever. 
Your only other option is no MRIs.  I do know people who do this.  How often does your doctor make you do yours?  Mine is willing to go 2 years between.  Could you get an anchor and then have it removed?  Are they absolutely permanent?  It seems like you could have it taken out....let it heal......have it put in again.  I am not sure about scarring however.
Well those are just my thoughts.  I really don't have any answers.  I just thought I would show my support.  Good luck!!
Gretchen  ~  diagnosed with MS July 2006
I have no lesions on my soul and so I will live with no limits.

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   Posted 7/31/2012 5:31 AM (GMT -6)   
I know this is a really old post but just in case anyone googles this like I did - they can see a reply. Check with your piercer but to my understanding all microdermals are made of titanium which are totally fine to go in the MRI machine, double check this with your Drs to make you feel more at ease.

I've had two MRI's with Microdermals in and going for a third today and none of them have been a problem in the slightest.

Hope this helps someone at some point!
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