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Can a urine test show you have kidney stones?

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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.
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I have 2 kidney stones in my right kidney. My urine has bubbles in it. I had CT scan, blood work up and urinalysis--all was good. Should I worry?

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The kidney stones are silent unless they move and cause pain or if they block urine flow and back pressure builds up in the kidney causing infection. Your urologist is best qualified to advise you about your current status and followup.
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

7 mos old had fever 104, wbc 25000, normal urinalysis but positive urine culture. Is this likely a kidney infection? Did this cause kidney scarring?

Maybe

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The pediatrician seeing this 7 m.o. baby knows best. Depending on the organism cultured and the manner in which the culture was obtained, this may be pyelonephritis, but could also be systemic infection with bacteria in the blood creating urinary tract infection secondarily. The nature of the organism, duration of the infection and the manner in which it was treated will determine damages.
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5 yo girl, no hx of uti or kidney probs: in Hosp for hi fever, dehydratn, urinalysis=+ for bact, urine culture=-! Renal echo=dilated kidn. Opinions?

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This child may have a number of problems, the most likely being vesicoureteral reflux or UPJ obstruction. She may need further studies, including a test called VCUG or a nuclear renal scan. If possible, consult with a pediatric urology subspecialist. She may need to be on antibiotics indefinitely until the problem can be diagnosed definitively.
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Had a urinalysis today and my doctor said he looked at my urine under a microscope and it was neg for blood and was normal! what else would he have seen if I had kidney failure? He would've seen something right?

Usually nothing

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if you had kidney stones, he may see crystals, if you have kidney inflammation he may see casts
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Dr. Jay Park answered:

If your kidneys don't work as well as normal, will only a urinalysis pick up the problem?urinalysis is normal but urine color is sometimes cloudy/dark

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If you are concerned about "kidney function," blood chemistry tests will provide you better information. Minor urine color change has a little significance.
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Dr. James M. Krick answered:

Is the cytology results normal? I have been having blood in my urine for 6 weeks. 5 weeks ago I got diagnosed with a UTI and treated but the bleeding continued. Three weeks ago I had bloodwork, a urinalysis and an ultrasound of the kidneys done. My CBC

Hematuria

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persistant blood in the urine should be evaluated by a urologist at this point. Urine cytology alone is not sufficenct. At age 40 you should have cystoscopy and renal imaging providing more information than renal ultrasound. I would generally use a non-contrast CT of the kidneys to rule out stones and tumor. Make sure your "UTI" was diagnosed by urine culture and not just by UA.
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Dr. Steven Skorman answered:

i was at dr today got gout tablets, had a urine test, show micro rbc. i had a kidney infection 3 wks ago. could the rbc in urine be linked to either ?

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Certainly could be linked to kidney infection.
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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa answered:

If you have a kidney infection, will a urine test to test for bladder infection show it?

Yes usually

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If have symptoms urine test helps to find out
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Dr. Jack Rubin answered:

Age 29 y taking ATORVASTATIN 10 mg diagnostic as metabolic syndrome now i have back pain in kidney area urine test show PH=6,YELLOW,S.TURBID,HELP?

Turbid urine

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It seems, from your symptoms that you have, at the very least a urinary tract infection (UTI). If you had some muscle destruction from the statin you are taking, you would have generalized muscle pain. Your turbid urine is quite consistent with a UTI. See your doctor, have your temperature taken and have your urine sent off for a culture and sensitivity and get started on an antibiotic. Good luck.
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