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Can I Still Have Kidney Stones Even If They Dont Show Up On A Ct Scan
Small ones: Smaller than may be 5mm.Get a more detailed answer ›
Computed tomography is also known as CT scan. Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! the image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more
I was given metronidazole from urgent care. and got a ct scan yesterday that shows a kidney stone should i still take metronidazole?
yes!: Yes- that is exactly how a ct for renal stones should be performed- with oral or IV contrast. ...Read more
After 2 wks, docs say kidney stone passed since ct scan showed up clear. 3 days later still having pain (not as excruciating but constant). Is normal?
See rmark: If the CT showed NO STONE the discomfort/pain may be resultant of stone passing,as it "scratches the lining of the ureter.Drink enough fluids.I advise you drink a glass of lemonade in AM and one glass in PM. I don't know the nature of your stone,but lemonade which contains CITRIC ACID does help prevent future ones.......Best of luck young lady ..JBR ...Read more
Hematuria and 4 small kidney stones still having a lot of pain even though stones are not blocjin anything had CT scan to confirm this tips?
Pain should resolve: Your pain should resolve if you increase your fluid intake and continue with pain meds as prescribed. You could have had a small stone that passed before the ct scan was done. At 26 yrs old, you should not already have 4 kidney stones. I recommend visiting a urologist for a possible metabolic evaluation to reduce or delay future stone episodes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CT scan at ER showed 4mm kidney stone just left kidney. 3 days later no blood in urine no problems urinating. Severe pain still only in lower back.
Drink fluids lots: May had another small fragment stuck at ureter or same one on CT moving ,have to see a urologist , may need a procedure to pass the stone after initial observation. ...Read more
Yes: In fact, ct scanning without contrast is becoming the gold standard evaluation for kidney stones. Contrast material frequently obscures stones and makes their identification difficult. Stones as small as 1 mm can be detected with unenhanced ct technique. Radiolucent stones which cannot be seen well with plain x-ray technique do show up well with unenhanced ct scan. ...Read more
My CT scan shows oval shaped 10.9 mm vs 4.5 mm kidney stone in the upper ureter, with a good orientation. What chances of passing?
Ct scan uses data from a beam of xrays and reconstructs a cross sectional image of your body. It is a high dose of xrays and used only when the benefits outweigh the risk. Cancer risk is 1 in 500 in children. Also using iodinated contrast might cause transient renal failure in about 5% of patients. (contrast induced nepropathy) most do not explain this to the patient as ...Read more
Seriously- renal stones are the result of postive and negatively charged particles in urine binding together and precipitating as solids- most frequently as calcium- oxalate. This happens most often when the urine is concentrated- ie when you are dehydrated. And trying to pass these stones from the kidney to the bladder is incredibly painful. ...Read more
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