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Can a renal function lab test detect if a kidney stone is developing?

Can a renal function lab test detect if a kidney stone is developing?

No: There is no specific lab test that detects kidney stones. Only imaging of the kidneys can definitely detect if you have a kidney stone. The renal function test and urine test can help determine the cause of the kidney stones. Once knowing the origin, you can be placed on a specific diet or medicine to prevent the stones from re-appearing. ...Read more

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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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What can I do about a small renal calculus/kidney stone?

What can I do about a small renal calculus/kidney stone?

Renal stone: Small stones in the kidney (calyceal stones) are rarely ever the source of significant pain. If it is 3mm or larger, it can be treated with a shock wave lithotripsy machine before it grows or passes painfully into the ureter. See a urologist for options. ...Read more

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I am suffering kidney stone problem. It is seen in usg kub report that A 7.2mm right renal calculus with minimal prostatomegaly .What should I do.

I am suffering kidney stone problem. It is seen in usg kub report that  A 7.2mm right renal calculus with minimal prostatomegaly .What should I do.

Renal stones: are you currently having symptoms? If the 7mm stone is in the kidney you can have Lithotripsey to break up the stone into smaller pieces that will pass. I am assuming you are not currently passing a 7 mm stone. You would be in to much pain to write the question. Stones are made in a specific PH environment if you change the PH of the urine you can change the formation of certain stones . ...Read more

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I had a renal ultra sound done last week and they said I have a 7mm kidney stone. What will they do about that?

See urologist: They can use mechanical method of crushing stone, or if necessary surgically? This is a decision for a specialist. ...Read more

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I have a non obstructive right renal calculus(3mm kidney stone in the mid pole). Do I need any medication as such or home remedies are enough. Thanks?

I have a non obstructive right renal calculus(3mm kidney stone in the mid pole). Do I need any medication as such or home remedies are enough. Thanks?

Renal stone+diet: XGrewel, Good question. Please find out from Urologist what the stone is made of and depending on that what dietary measures are appropriate. thanks ...Read more

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How can I tell which type of kidney stone I suffer from? Diagnosed renal colic, medium hydroureter, 0.45mm stone at distal ureter; treated with Xatral

How can I tell which type of kidney stone I suffer from? Diagnosed renal colic, medium hydroureter, 0.45mm stone at distal ureter; treated with Xatral

Catch it: strain your urine and catch the stone. Take the stone to a urologist for analysis. He will send it to a special lab and get the results in a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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I have 4.5 mm kidney stone at the ureterovesical junction, and have bubbly urine in mornings. Why? (renal profiling normal, no protein in urine)

I have 4.5 mm kidney stone at the ureterovesical junction, and have bubbly urine in mornings. Why? (renal profiling normal, no protein in urine)

Check 24h urine prot: "bubbly urine" usually indicates protein in the urine but not always. Sometimes just the force of the urinary stream can create "bubbles" in the toilet bowl. But your concern about protein in your urine is valid. I suggest you ask yourdoctor to order a 24-hour urine for protein since it is the most accurate way to detect protein in the urine. ...Read more

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Im 20 yrs old and had a CT scan for a kidney stone and they found a incidental 11 mm interpolar left renal cortical cyst should I be worrried?

Im 20 yrs old and had a CT scan for a kidney stone and they found a incidental 11 mm interpolar left renal cortical cyst should I be worrried?

No,: this is a very common incidental finding. A small renal cyst will generally cause no symptoms and require no treatment. ...Read more

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Im 20 yrs old and had a CT scan for a kidney stone and they found a incidental 11 mm interpolar left renal cortical cyst should I be worrried?

Im 20 yrs old and had a CT scan for a kidney stone and they found a incidental 11 mm interpolar left renal cortical cyst should I be worrried?

Renal Cyst: Renal cysts are very common , often benign and asymptotic fluid filled structures of the kidney's. Sometimes they can contain blood and can be difficult to better characterize on imaging. If they are only thin walled structures usually need no further work up, if they have solid portions may need follow up. ...Read more

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Im 20 years old and had a CT scan for kidney stone and it showed a incidental 11 mm interpolar left renal cortical cyst no pain should I be worried?

Im 20 years old and had a CT scan for kidney stone and it showed a incidental 11 mm interpolar left renal cortical cyst no pain should I be worried?

Renal Cysts: Renal cysts are benign fluid filled thin wall structures on the kidney that are commonly discovered when looking for something else on an imaging study. Rarely do they cause symptoms and if simple cysts are usually of no concern. ...Read more

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How do they test for renal disease?I have positive anas and protein in urine.Pain in kidneys and trouble peeping sometimes.Also have kidney stones.

How do they test for renal disease?I have positive anas and protein in urine.Pain in kidneys and trouble peeping sometimes.Also have kidney stones.

Kidney disease: Kidney disease is indicated by protein in urine, blood in urine, abnormal renal ultrasound, abnormal CT scan of kidneys, elevated serum creatinine, and kidney pain. Only one of these may be present. Or two. Or three. Or more. Requires interpretation in context. ...Read more

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If you have a kidney stone blocking your tube and tests show only 10% funtion do you have to have your kidney removed or can it be saved?

If you have a kidney stone blocking your tube and tests show only 10% funtion do you have to have your kidney removed or can it be saved?

Urologist: If the obstruction is successfully removed that kidney's function should improve significantly unless the damage done is irreversible. Usually a kidney is not removed unless there is malignancy or extensive abscess formation from infection or the damage causes recurrent infection.Your urologist will guide you. ...Read more

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Why does having kidney stones make a UTI more of a concern? My labs suggest UTI. Stones shown on ultrasound.

Why does having kidney stones make a UTI more of a concern?
My labs suggest UTI. Stones shown on ultrasound.

Stagnation of urine: Kidney stones may interfere with the normal flow of urine. Stagnation of urine and damage to the epithelium by stones both predispose to infection. Drink enough water so that your urine is colorless to prevent growth of stones and to prevent new ones from forming. ...Read more

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I have had chronic migraine for many years and now kidney stones. Lab results just came back showing severly low v-d; could it be my kidneys?

Unrelated: The kidneys are not causing the migraines. The kidney stones are most likely caused by toko much calcium in the urine. Have a 24 hour urine study for stone risk performed. If you have too much calcium in the urine heck a bone density scan looking for osteoporosis. Unfortunately the migraines are unrelatede to stones and vitamin d. ...Read more

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(h/o 10+ kidney stones.) severe migraines, 25+ lbs weight loss, frequent urin., trouble sleeping. Paid for labs, but don't have pcm. Labs= ^ hemo/hematocrit/mcv/mch urin: blood & crys pres. Abn occult ?

(h/o 10+ kidney stones.) severe migraines, 25+ lbs weight loss, frequent urin., trouble sleeping. Paid for labs, but don't have pcm. Labs= ^ hemo/hematocrit/mcv/mch urin: blood & crys pres. Abn occult ?

Hi, it sounds like U: Have more than 1 issue. You need a vist. Do you clinch your teeth at night? Are you having heartburn? Are you not sleeping because of the urination or pain? You may have interwoven problems that include stress, insomnia, migraines and weight loss making you more apt to feel pain, or pain may be creating the insomnia then other problems. Blood in urine indicative of stone but may b infection. ...Read more

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Can anything be done at home to speed passage of small, painful kidney stones? ~12, largest 4mm, dx by U/S, none visible on CT, one sent to lab.

Can anything be done at home to speed passage of small, painful kidney stones? ~12, largest 4mm, dx by U/S, none visible on CT, one sent to lab.

Drink water: Drink enough water so that your urine is colorless. Flow of urine may facilitate the passage of stones. You need to keep up high intake of water to prevent more stones from forming. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

Kidney Stone (Definition)

Solutes precipitate and combine to form stones formed of calcium oxalate usually around a nidus of uric acid. Other solutes that form stones are ca and mg phosphates, cystine, and uric acid staghorn calculi form in the presence of chronic urinary tract infections. Stones can be painful, may require ...Read more


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Laboratory (Definition)

Is facility that provides controlled conditions in which scientific research, experiments & measurements are performed. An example is medical (clinical) lab where tests are done on clinical specimens in order to get info. About the health of a patient in terms ...Read more