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Can Kidney Stones Be Traced With An Ultrasound
Yes: Ultrasound may not see the stone well but may see swelling in the tube (ureter) where a stone has clogged up the drain. A cat scan (ct) is usually the preferred test to better see the stones. But, unlike ultrasound exposes you to some radiation. ...Read more
An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more
Not usually: Acute tubular necrosis is classified as a "renal" (i.e. Not pre-renal or post-renal) cause of acute kidney injury. Diagnosis is made by a fena (fractional excretion of sodium) > 3% and presence of muddy casts (a type of granular cast) in urinalysis. This cannot be accurately diagnosed by imaging studies. ...Read more
Sometimes yes: for problems such as infection, but usually requires blood test to determine renal failure. ...Read more
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The renal ultrasound and kub X-ray shows no stones in kidneys or gall bladder but a urinal stone. What might be the reason?
Renal ultrasound.: Renal ultrasound can find blockages of the urine in the urinary tract or bladder, blockages of the arteries the feed the kidneys blood, kidney size, kidney cysts (and polycystic kidney disease), sometimes but not always kidney stones, and kidney tumors.Since it uses sound waves to create images of the kidney, it is safe, but operator dependent and the images are subject to erroneous interpretation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would painful urination combined with small blood clots be caused by kidney stones? And would it be ER worthy?
Yes!: This is more likely a urinary tract infection, especially if you have burning with urination. Kidney stones can cause blood in the urine, but there is usually pain in the side/flank. Severe pain. Of the same intensity as giving birth, I don't think you would miss it! Go to an ER/Emergicare/or doctor's office and get the urine tested. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Told there as a kidney stone that has shown up on xry that measures 2mm. Can a kidney stone acurately be measured via xray?
Yes.: Bladder stones can be visualized by cystoscopy. Stone removal, however, is more involved, requiring a procedure called cystolithalopaxy. It is similar to a cystoscopy, but requires general or spinal anesthesia since a larger rigid scope is required, and instruments to break up the stone may be needed. Very large stone may not be amenable to cystolithalopaxy, and require surgery. ...Read more
What can cause kidney pain and blood in urine: not stones or infection eliminated due to testing already done?
Kidney pain, blood in urine: Remember the urinary tract extends from the kidneys to the end of the Urethra. Therefore any vascular abnormality in these territories may induce blood loss.Have you had urine cytology ? to rule out sheded malignant cells?, do you have pain during urination? or lumbar pain? Is the urine, pink or red? Are you also passing blood clots during urination? You require an Urologist and an MRI, do an apo ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Renal sonography: Can accurately identify calcium oxalate stones but not uric acid stones. As far as infection is concerned, ultrasound is not as accurate with pyelonephritis (kidney infection) but is usually not necessary as those symptoms and findings are pretty clear and don't require sonography. ...Read more
My mom recently identified with kidney disease.her both kidneys are not functioning properly.urine mixed with blood.what procedure can be done to cure?
Kidney failure: Transplant is the procedure that will offer a cure for a patient in kidney failure. However, if your mom's kidneys are still functioning more than 15% of normal, she will be advised by her Nephrologist about medications to take and which to avoid to preserve function as long as possible. ...Read more
What could be a reason for gall bladder swelling seen via ultra sound in an advanced liver cancer patient?
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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