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Can kidney stones be found with an ultrasound?

Can kidney stones be found 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

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

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


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Does kidney and liver problem can be seen in an ultrasound ?

Does kidney  and liver problem can be seen in an ultrasound ?

Some can: SONO gives info about size, shape, consistency, e.g. fat, scar, stones, cysts ( fluid filled), solid masses (depends on size). No radoation, good screening test. May lead to CT, MRI, other evaluation (or not). ...Read more

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Can a tubular necrosis be found by performing a kidney and bladder ultrasound?

Can a tubular necrosis be found by performing a kidney and bladder ultrasound?

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

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Can problems with gallbladder be misdiagnosed as an UTI?

Can problems with gallbladder be misdiagnosed as an UTI?

Possible, that is...: ...why you need a comprehensive systemic evaluation with detailed history + physical exam + test so to best possibly reach right diagnosis for right care. How to get these done correctly has not to be that hard by following suggestion in articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. On UTI? Go to http://www.formefirst.com/onUTI.html. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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Are kidney stones not able to be seen in ultrasounds?

Are kidney stones not able to be seen in ultrasounds?

Kidney stones: While kidney stones often are seen on renal ultrasound, it is a rather vague image at best. Most urologists rely on ct scans or ivp x-rays to identify and assess stones within the kidney or ureter. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones be seen on mri?

Can kidney stones be seen on mri?

Yes: An xray may miss some. An ultrasound is less expensive than and MRI and will give you the same information, regarding the presence/absence of stones. ...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?

? bladder stone: I am not quite sure but here is a possibility. Us and kub are not as sensitive as a ct study for small kidney stones, stones in the ureters or in the urinary bladder. The urinal stone might have been in the urinary bladder. ...Read more

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What conditions can actually be detected with a renal ultrasound scan?

What conditions can actually be detected with a renal ultrasound scan?

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 more

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Would painful urination combined with small blood clots be caused by kidney stones? And would it be ER worthy?

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 more

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Told there as a kidney stone that has shown up on xry that measures 2mm. Can a kidney stone acurately be measured via xray?

Told there as a kidney stone that has shown up on xry that measures 2mm. Can a kidney stone acurately be measured via xray?

May or may not: Best is helical ct scan. Some stones are missed by xrays. However, further work up should be done only if there are some symptoms. ...Read more

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Can kidney failure be detected in a urinalysis?

Can kidney failure be detected in a urinalysis?

This test helps: A very sensitive marker of acute renal failure is the presence of muddy brown casts. This finding, which is only detectable by microscopic examination, is an excellent predictor of acute tubular necrosis. ...Read more

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Bladder stone. Can it be seen and removed by cystoscopy?

Bladder stone. Can it be seen and removed by cystoscopy?

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

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How large a kidney stone can be removed by cystoscopy?

How large a kidney stone can be removed by cystoscopy?

Depends: If stones are too large to be removed they can be fragmented with a laser. ...Read more

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Which type of kidney stone can not be detected through x-ray?

Which type of kidney stone can not be detected through x-ray?

Uric acid, cystine &: Struvite. All can be seen on non-contrast ct scan which is gold standard for detecting kidney stones and will demonstrate stones not detected by x-ray. ...Read more

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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 more

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Can a renal doppler show a kidney infection or kidney stones, etc?

Can a renal doppler show a kidney infection or kidney stones, etc?

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

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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?

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

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What could be a reason for gall bladder swelling seen via ultra sound in an advanced liver cancer patient?

What could be a reason for gall bladder swelling seen via ultra sound in an advanced liver cancer patient?

It can be Cancer: The liver tumors may be due to Cancer of the gall bladder which often spreads into the liver unless it is treated, removed early. ACT scan can often show whether the Gall bladder is normal or if it is deformed due to cancer arising in the Gall bladder. ...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