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A 30-year-old female asked:

having right lower back pain.urine test specific gravity 1.030 blood modern ph 5.5 urobilinogen 2mg/do dr said possible kidney stones. waiting ct?

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Flank pain: Your symptoms are fairly typical of a kidney stone or cyst; urine is concentrated; moderate blood is of concern; stones are possible; CT scan is a big test; ultrasound is easier to get; your meds can cause kidney issues - discuss this with your doctor;

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