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Does an ivp X-ray show kidney stones when they don't show up on a kub X-ray and can someone still have a stone if none is seen on a kub x-ray?

Does an ivp X-ray show kidney stones when they don't show up on a kub X-ray and can someone still have a stone if none is seen on a kub x-ray?

CT scan is better: Ct scan is now preferred test for kidney stones. Radio opaque stone can be seen on kub is the stone is big enough for x ray; ct can detect smaller ones. Ivp rarely being used. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Kidney Stones (Definition)

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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Can u see kidney stones on x-ray? What are signs of kidney stone?

Can u see kidney stones on x-ray? What are signs of kidney stone?

Sometimes: If the stone is in the kidney it may cause blood in the urine.If it passes into the ureter (tube that connects the kidney to the bladder ,it can cause pain,often severe,any where from the flank to the groin. ...Read more

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I had kidney stones 6 months ago. Im getting kidney pain again. Do i need to see a dr?

I had kidney stones 6 months ago. Im getting kidney pain again. Do i need to see a dr?

Certainly : Kidney stones often come and go, but can also stay and cause really bad complications. They could also be a sign of an internal disorder. See your doctor for updated imaging studies, find out why you're developing recurrent kidney stones, and to to see if there is anything you can do differently to prevent these. Your doctor may need to work with a urologist to help get you on a stone-free path. ...Read more

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I was told that I may have a 6.5 mm kidney stone in a kidney pole . What is that? Also Dr. recommended I see a Urologist . I'm not in pain , why go?

I was told that I may have a 6.5 mm kidney stone in a kidney pole . What is that? Also Dr. recommended I see a Urologist . I'm not in pain , why go?

Future: A 6mm stone is unlikely to pass on own, so many people opt for lithotripsy to break it up before you have a problem. Also a good idea to establish a relationship with a urologist if problems arise in the future ...Read more

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Thought I had a UTI about a week ago, but I think I actually passed a kidney stone. I feel great 2 days later. Do I still have to see the Dr? (19, F)

Thought I had a UTI about a week ago, but I think I actually passed a kidney stone. I feel great 2 days later. Do I still have to see the Dr? (19, F)

Not unless recurs: Symptoms of UTI include burning with urination, increased frequency & urgency, lower abdominal discomfort. Kidney stones can cause similar sx but more often with blood in urine & more severe pain that can be localized to unilateral mid/lower back or groin. If you are not having any ongoing sx and no fever, it is unnecessary to see MD now. But if persistently recurrent sx, see MD for evaluation. ...Read more

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I was in so much pain from a kidney stone now the pain is gone but I didn't see a stone pass is the stone gone should I stop taking flomax (tamsulosin)?

I was in so much pain from a kidney stone now the pain is gone but I didn't see a stone pass is the stone gone should I stop taking flomax (tamsulosin)?

Pain gone: The stone is likely passed if your pain is gone, you have likely passed the kidney stone. I would not stop a medication that has been given to you by your primary or urologist until you have discussed it with them unless you are having bad side effects to the medications. There is no significant harm in taking it for an additional night and discussing it with your doctor in the AM. Be well. ...Read more

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I would like to see if you can tell me about what I should take for my kidney stones?

I would like to see if you can tell me about what I should take for my kidney stones?

It depends: It depends on what kind of kidney stones you have. Have you ever been told or had your urine analyzed? The most common type of stone is a calcium oxalate stone. For that it is very important to keep very well hydrated, and taking a full glass of orange juice and lemonade each every day will give you enough citrate to be able to decrease your risk of worsening kidney stones. ...Read more

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Passed kidney stone about 3 weeks ago and still having mild discomfort in side. How long can this go on? or should I see a doctor?

Passed kidney stone about 3 weeks ago and still having mild discomfort in side. How long can this go on? or should I see a doctor?

Need a reevaluation: I'm concerned you may have an additional stone that hasn't passed yet as you shouldn't be continuing to have pain 3 weeks after passing a stone. You should see your physician for evaluation and a referral to a urologist if not already seeing one. For more information on kidney/ureteral stones see: http://bit.ly/2aBx4ww and http://bit.ly/2bjmabS ...Read more

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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