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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
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
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
My urine test shows calcium oxalate (+). Do I have kidney stone? What Diet to follow and what to avoid? Is it serious?
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.
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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
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
I have side/back pain. I got an ultra sound and a urine test done; everything came back fine. Is it still possible that imight have kidney stones?
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
Foamy urine wen I pee into the toilet bowl water, but not when I do it on the bowl walls. Should I worry? (4mm kidney stone, no protein in urine test)
Normal: While yes, protein in urine can cause foaming, it can just happen also. Do not worry about it. ...Read more
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 months, still showed significant RBC & others, your urinary tract (kidneys, ureters, bladder, & urethra) should be evaluated with adequate imaging study + cystoscopy. ...Read more
bloodwork WBC high urine test Epithelial cell MANY Luek Esterase SMALL Blood Moderate had kidney stone and UTI this why wbc is high concern 20 yr old?
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?
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.
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
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?
Can't hold urine, always same amount. Had tests its not UTI or kidney stones. What could it be I'm 26 & worried. Thankyou?
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
What's the best way to detect kidney stone? I had hematuria RBC of 20-23 in my urine. But my uzd shows normal.
Ct scan: Ct scan is the best, most sensitive test. Plain xrays detect most stones since they have calcium. Ultrasound detects most large stones but may miss small stones. High def ultrasound is good also. The radiation exposure with a ct can be decreased by performing a stone study and evaluating only the kidney, reuters and bladder. ...Read more
I am 25yrs old female.4 months pregnt now. Been diagnosed with multiple kidney stones.7mm, 5mm. Urine examination show 18-22 rbc. Having severe pain. Help?
Go to the ER as: You need to be treated by a urologist to either bust up the stones or you may need the ureters stinted but u need some type of treatment now and u need pain meds. ...Read more
Microscopic evidence of blood in urine, passed a kidney stone 3 weeks, am a nonsmoker. What could it mean? What tests would be done?
Causes of hematuria: Hematuria can be caused by any bleeding in the urinary tract. It could be caused by a tumor of the kidney, kidney stones in the ureters or by a bladder tumor, among other things. Have your urine cultured and if you have hematuria with no uti, see a urologist for evaluation. If you do have a uti, have your urine analyzed after the infection to make sure it resolves. If not, see a urologist. ...Read more
Is it possible to have a kidney stone with no blood in your urine? Cat Scan shows slightly dilated ureter but no stone shows. I only symptom I have
Yes possible: Yes it is possible. Or it's possible that you have already passed the stone. Certain smaller stones are hard to see on the CT. ...Read more
Ultrasound show kidney stone bilateral 4mm in lower pole with pain, blood in urine on and off pain now for a month! How long will it take to pass?
Course is highly...: Variable. With persistent symptoms and known stones it is time to make a plan with your urologist. ...Read more
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.
With a history of stones: You should assume that this is the same cause. It always helps to know what kind of kidney stone you had previously. The common kind of stone is made of calcium and taking magnesium is the antidote. At the moment however it needs to be handled by your Physician ...Read more
Went to ER for severe lower right ab pain and back pain. Dr said I had kidney stone and hematuria. Did urine and blood tests only but no cat scan, why?
See answer: Though symptoms and u/a may be suggestive, one cannot reliably make the diagnosis of a kidney stone without some type of an imaging study (kub, ultrasound, ct) with a non-contrast ct scan being the most accurate and reliable imaging study to determine the presence, location, and size approximation of a stone as well as to potentially rule out other causes of pain and hematuria. ...Read more
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
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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