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How can a ct scan tell if you have a kidney stone or cancer or something else

A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Porch
39 years experience General Practice
It shows the kidney: The ct scan that is typically done to look for kidney stones is done without any intravenous contrast. Almost all stones show up easily on ct scan. Re ... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
Don't worry!: The risk of getting cancer from radiation exposure to one CT scan is infinitesimally small. You get exposed to more radiation by living your routine ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Best test for: Bladder cancer is cystoscopy.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience Urology
Radiation: That amount of radiation will not increase risk of breast cancer, it can affect the fetus if you are pregnant.
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A male asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
43 years experience Urology
See answer: The only true accurate means of determining whether a ureteral calculus has passed is to retrieve it by straining your urine. The chance of spontaneou ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Yes is easy to tell: Yes you can tell if it is stone vs a tumor even if it is 10 mm.Tumors give appearance of sold mass compared to a stone.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Some (larger): kidney stones do not "come out" or are a part of the kidney's structure, CT or ULTRASOUND is/are good tests to disclose kidney STONES but are not gene ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience Urology
Possibly: If you know you have a kidney stone, a ct scan is not necessary unless symptoms develop. If the person remians asymptomatic, periodic imaging with ult ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Kidney stone?: If you truly have kidney stone that is not passing then go to ER and get IV fluids which may five it out. Otherwise, lithotropsy or surgery. Hope thin ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Gluckman
25 years experience Emergency Medicine
A : A 2mm stone will generally pass without the need for intervention but it may also have grown in size over 2 months and now may not pass, or you could ... Read More
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