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Kidney stones ultrasound of kidneys shows stone

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Friedman
62 years experience
Usually definitive.: Ultrasound shows the renal outlines, partly because they are surrounded by fat. Calcific densities are shown by us as highly reflective abnormalities... Read More
Dr. James Madison
21 years experience
Stones are opaque: On ultrasound the most common types of kidney stones (calcium oxalate) appear white and as such are easily seen. Note there are other types (uric acid... Read More
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Sono-opaque & shadow: Kidney stones on ultrasound appear like distict, discrete white areas which cast a sonographic shadow. Involve no radiation and thus preferred or mand... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Some may not: Some kidney stones may not show on ultrasound .If the stones are less than 3mm the ultrasound exam may not be able to detect in some cases cat scan i... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 22 years experience
Yes, depends on seve: If the blockage is complete & urine backs up into the kidneys, you can get a condition called hydronephrosis. This can be detected on ultrasound d... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Ultrasound: Ultrasound is notoriously inaccurate for diagnosing renal and especially ureteral stones. Would recommend you see a urologist and get a stone protoco... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Yes: As limited by resolution. Meaning a stone of and eighth of an inch may be difficult to see especially on ultrasound.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marius Frasie
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
YES: Sometimes you would need a different test to pick up stones.
A female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Possible: You might have passed it if you did not restrain the urine , then bleeding will stop. drink plenty of fluids Call your urologist , bleeding may be d... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
If a kidney: stone is tiny or doesn't have a high enough calcium content, or if it is obscured on xray due to superimposed bowel contents or other structures, it i... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Course is highly...: Variable. With persistent symptoms and known stones it is time to make a plan with your urologist.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
Rarely.: Virtually all stones can be visualized by ct scanning, except for the very rare indinavir stone. Prior to the widespread use of ct, stones that do not... Read More
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