Nov 18, 2005 - 10:49 pm
Hi, I was just wondering if an mri can miss something? I have had a lump on my tibia for 3 years. Over time it has gotten slightly larger(about the size of a large grape). It now causes my entire lower leg to ache.(mostly at night) It is not extremely painful, just more like a toothache. My dr sent me to an orthopedic surgeon who x-ray'd it. Neg. Then I was sent for an mri, also neg. He said it showed nothing yet this lump is "very" visible. He said it must be some sort of swelling dx'd it as a shin splint...which I think is hysterical! and didn't even want to follow up. I am just trying to figure out what this could be without it showing on anything. I thought even swelling would show on an mri?? Anyone have any clues? I guess I am kinda scared they are missing something.