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Can a urine test show you have kidney stones?

Can a urine test show you have kidney stones?

No but suggests: Urine test in persons with kidney stones usually shows red blood cells under the microscope. However, if the stone is dormant and small it may show nothing. Occasionally, a stone will be accompanied by infection. Then whites cells may show in urine bec of infection not bec of stone. Also persons may have red blood cells in urine bec of different reasons than stones. A doctor will differentiate. ...Read more

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Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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I have kidney stones of 3.4 n 3.8mm. In 1st urine test albumin is +, and after 10 days again it show albumin is traced... Is it normal or any serious ?

I have kidney stones of 3.4 n 3.8mm. In 1st urine test albumin is +, and after 10 days again it show albumin is traced... Is it normal or any serious ?

Here are some...: Most likely, the trace-(+) finding of albumin is not clinically significant, i.e., not serious, but annual urinalysis for next 3-5 yrs as follow-ups for comparison is reasonable. As to the kidney stone of 3.4x3.8 mm, you may leave it alone as long as not bothering you since the odd to pass a stone of this size is high. More? Ask treating doc for personal specific counseling timely. ...Read more

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My urine test shows calcium oxalate(+). Do i have kidney stone? What Diet to follow and what to avoid? Is it serious?

My urine test shows calcium oxalate(+). Do i have kidney stone? What Diet to follow and what to avoid? Is it serious?

Kidney stones: Symptoms that may suggest kidney stones are : pain one side of the belly, nausea, wanting to urinate frequently, pain in lower part of belly, blood in urine etc. Do you have any symptoms? Just presence of oxalate in urine might mean that your diet is high in oxalate. Visit this page to know about oxalate content in food. https://regepi.bwh.harvard.edu/health/nutrition.html ...Read more

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Can urine test detect signs of kidney stones ?

Can urine test detect signs of kidney stones ?

Yes: Urine tests can show blood in the urine and sediment which can be associated with kidney stones. ...Read more

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Can you have kidney stones with negative urine test?

Can you have kidney stones with negative urine test?

You can: But usually you have some blood in urine in kidney stones, but non necessarily all the time. Kidney stones are diagnosed with ct scan. ...Read more

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I was tested for kidney stone. Dr. Said nothing came up in urine test. Is that defiinte?

I was tested for kidney stone. Dr. Said nothing came up in urine test. Is that defiinte?

Not at all..: Acute kidney stone as it is passing down can cause some bleeding, thus urine testing for presence of blood and not stone. Many diseases cause blood in urine--bladder or kidney infection, tumors etc...So blood in urine does not necessarily mean stone. A spiral ct is an excellent test these days and can help detect where and how big the stone is. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have been having left pain in my kidney area for the past 4 days. Can a urine test be normal and still have kidney stones?

I have been having left pain in my kidney area for the past 4 days. Can a urine test be normal and still have kidney stones?

It is possible: You may have stones that are moving within the kidney and causing episodic mild obstruction if they are located near the junction of the kidney and the kidney drainage tube (ureter). The key question is whether your pain occurs with changes in position (twisting upper body, bending or standing from a sitting position). If this is the case, the pain may be back related (musculoskeletal). ...Read more

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I had kidney stones is past, now in my urine test hows hyaline cast 0-5* , what is that?

I had kidney stones is past, now in my urine test hows hyaline cast 0-5* , what is that?

Likely normal : Hyaline cases are the most common casts seen in the urine and when found alone, usually mean normal and only indicate that the patient may have had somewhat concentrated (e.g. Not drinking enough water) urine at the time it was collected. ...Read more

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My blood test showed higher level of protein. Was sent for urine test and showed protein in urine. I have had three kidney stones, but none currently.

My blood test showed higher level of protein. Was sent for urine test and showed protein in urine. I have had three kidney stones, but none currently.

Protein in urine: Requires follow up with quantification of amount - there are two ways to do this: cup of urine with protein to creatinine ratio mg/mg -- or a 24 hour urine collection. Both are meaningful. Blood tests need interpretation, also. High protein in blood could indicate an evolving disorder that requires characterization with electrophoresis. Urine protein should be characterized with electrophoresis. ...Read more

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Was sent for Urine test 8weeks after questionable very small kidney stones was sent for ?uti came back WBC 8 RBC 114 Casts 2 what does this mean?

Was sent for Urine test 8weeks after questionable very small kidney stones was sent for ?uti   came back    WBC 8 RBC 114 Casts 2 what does this mean?

Here are some...: If you remian asymptomatic 8 wks after possible tiny stone passage, the reported findings from current UA may still represent the resolving effect after stone passage.However, if urinalysis from properly collected urine specimen in 3 momths, still showed significant RBC & others, your urinary tract (kidneys, ureters, bladder, & urethra) should be evaluated with adequate imaging study + cystoscopy. ...Read more

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History of kidney stones. Intermittent flank pain and pain below rib cage. No UTI symptoms, but home urine test showed 500+ leukocyte and no nitrate?

History of kidney stones.  Intermittent flank pain and pain below rib cage.  No UTI symptoms, but home urine test showed 500+ leukocyte and no nitrate?

Renal colic?: While technically speaking we should keep our mind open to other possibilities for your symptoms, they could be consistent with a passing kidney stone. The leukocytes could be suggestive of resultant inflammation. ...Read more

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Having pain in groin area and around testicles after stretching out groin for martial arts. Went to E.R did MRI and urine test. No hernia visible but blood in urine. Diagnosed with kidney stones. Been 3 weeks still hurting in groin.

Having pain in groin area and around testicles after stretching out groin for martial arts. Went to E.R did MRI and urine test. No hernia visible but blood in urine. Diagnosed with kidney stones. Been 3 weeks still hurting in groin.

Not convinced : MRI of whatever doesn't usually see kidney stones unless large. If MRI was for muscles or hernia ok. CT for kidney stones. Also the CT would help evaluate the kidney for trauma. See a doctor sooner than later ...Read more

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Should i contact a different doctor for adrenal mass went to a urologist after a CT scan for kidney stones showed an adrenal mass. Urologist sent me for a MRI and had me do a 24 hour urine test to see why i had kidney stones. I am more worried about the

Should i contact a different doctor for adrenal mass went to a urologist after a CT scan for kidney stones showed an adrenal mass.  Urologist sent me for a MRI and had me do a 24 hour urine test to see why i had kidney stones.  I am more worried about the

The most common: Adrenal mass seen in about 15% of patients is an adrenal adenoma which is a benign tumor. It is easy to characterize on MRI because we can show there is fat in the tumor. This usually (94% accurate) means that the adrenal tumor is benign. But we make sure by following the tumor with additional MRI studies, which do not use harmful radiation. Ultrasound is not as accurate for followup. ...Read more

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5mm non obstructive kidney stone with intermitten pain. Blood and urine tests are normal. Can't take pain much longer. Can stone be causing pain?

5mm non obstructive kidney stone with intermitten pain. Blood and urine tests are normal. Can't take pain much longer. Can stone be causing pain?

Yes: Kidney stones do cause pain. You should consult a urologist about treatment modalities available. There is no need to live with the pain due to a treatable cause. ...Read more

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Can't hold urine, always same amount. Had tests its not UTI or kidney stones.. What could it be i'm 26 & worried .. Thankyou?

Leaking urine: This may be related to obstetric trauma e.g. Due giving birth. If the leaking occurs with coughing, laughing, or straining, we call it stress incontinence. A urologist or gynecologist can help you. ...Read more

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My dr said he thinks I have kidney stones. Did just urine/blood test. I had pain lower right and back area. Any odds its gallbladder or something else?

My dr said he thinks I have kidney stones. Did just urine/blood test. I had pain lower right and back area. Any odds its gallbladder or something else?

Sonogram or CT scan: Will confirm presence of kidney or gallstones. Sonography is probably better for identifying gall stones, is free of radiation ; is quite good at idtifying kidneys and presence or absence of urinary obstruction. Ct best for kidney stones. Blood cells in urine strongly suggest kidney stone, but imaging is required for diagnosis. Symptoms could also suggest kidney infection. ?Urine culture performed. ...Read more

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


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