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How dod doctors check for kidney stones?

How dod doctors check for kidney stones?

From an imaging: standpoint, ultrasound and/or CT are the most appropriate tests. ...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


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Is it true that kidney stones can cause growing and back pain? How do doctors check for kidney stones?

Is it true that kidney stones can cause growing and back pain? How do doctors check for kidney stones?

Kidney stones: can cause severe pain in back, flank, and groin, depending on where it is passing. It can also cause ureteral obstruction and kidney infection. Diagnosis is made by checking for blood in urine and imaging tests such as ultrasound and sometimes CT scan. ...Read more

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Would it be weird if I passed up a CT scan and requested a sonogram instead to check for kidney stones?

Would it be weird if I passed up a CT scan and requested a sonogram instead to check for kidney stones?

Not necessarily...: Ct is the most sensitive test to look for kidney stones. Very small stones or stones outside the kidney (i.e., in the ureters or pelvis) can be missed by ultrasound. If worried about radiation, there is a low dose protocol for ct that can be used to look for stones. The amount of radiation exposure for low dose ct is about the same as a plain x-ray. Ask the imaging center if they perform this. ...Read more

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Had CT scan w/o contrast of kidneys to check for kidney stones and it came back normal. Would tumors and cysts also have shown up on the CT scan i had?

Had CT scan w/o contrast of kidneys to check for kidney stones and it came back normal. Would tumors and cysts also have shown up on the CT scan i had?

Yes but: Kidney tumors and cysts will show on a non-contast CT scan.However if there is a hyperdense cyst(due to hemorrhagic proteinaceous material in it) it cannot be distinguished from tumor without contrast. When contrast is given,a tumor will enhance(it will appear white)but a cyst will not enhance.I don't think you need to worry about tumor at age 33.Extremely rare.I'm glad you had no stones. ...Read more

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I had a kidney stone. Do I need to get checked by urologist?

I had a kidney stone. Do I need to get checked by urologist?

Kidney Stones: I presume that you passed your kidney stone. What is more important is to find out why you are forming kidney stones. Please have your primary care physician to refer you to a nephrologist who is a kidney stone expert. Kidney stone work-up usually involves having 24 hr urine collections to see why you are forming stones. ...Read more

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I have a history of a 2 cm Kidney stone 3 years ago, Its now gone but my urine check came back showing my P:C at 150 mg abnml also mod blood?

I have a history of a 2 cm Kidney stone 3 years ago, Its now gone but my urine check came back showing my P:C at 150 mg abnml also mod blood?

Kidney stones: GAckerman ~ so you certainly have "lithogenic urine" and are at risk. GO see your Urologist so he can have a dietician talk to you about lowering Calcium and PO4 in diet. You must hydrate all the time and get checked for hyperparathyroidism. Get uric acid and oxalates checked as well. thx ...Read more

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Sharp pain on left side near kidney what could it be. No kidney stones already checked and bloodwork ok?

Sharp pain on left side near kidney what could it be. No kidney stones already checked and bloodwork ok?

?nerve pain: , sharp, stabbing flank and back pain can be due to nerve pressure from disk or spur in the vertebra. If there is no other obvious cause such as injury or strain, i recommend an evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Would some type of imaging be needed during a primary care visit to check the progress of a kidney stone?

Would some type of imaging be needed during a primary care visit to check the progress of a kidney stone?

It depends: Ultrasound is useful if a sotne is in the kidney. However, if a stone is in the ureter, it will not be ssen on ultrasound. Abdominal x-rays can be heloful for calcium stones, but ct scan is the best test when questions remain. ...Read more

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I had a kidney stone removed in dec on left side niw right is feeling dull pain, would they have checked both kidneys then?

Yes,...: Nowadays, standard imaging study is ct scan with or without contrast, which will show 3-dimensional projections of both kidneys with highest accuracy than ever, of course, no test yields 100%. At to dull pain newly developing on right side, it's hard to say if it's stone-related or not without detailed history, physicals, and new imaging study since non-moving non-obstructing stone has no symptom. ...Read more

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If I tend to get kidney stones throughout my life , should I have a regular Urologist ? If so , how often should I be checking in w/ them ?

If I tend to get kidney stones throughout my life , should I have a regular Urologist ? If so , how often should I be checking in w/ them ?

A urologist: is probably the most appropriate type of physician to manage renal stones. After a full evaluation, the urologist can determine the appropriate follow up intervals. ...Read more

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Had kidney stones in past removed. Checked for stones and they haven't returned. Reocurring UTI for years. Have UTI now, on alprim. ?

Had kidney stones in past removed. Checked for stones and they haven't returned. Reocurring UTI for years. Have UTI now, on alprim. ?

Here are some ...: Congratulate for no stone recurrence. However, I could not quite understand what is the point of this Q. If you concern why you're taking Alprim - for short-term treatment or long-term prevention? Just ask your doctor I'm sure you will be answered. ...Read more

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When do I know i definitely need to get my dad's kidneys checked? Can i afford to wait a few days to see if it gets better? Is kidney stones curable?

Check kidneys?: To get a meaningful answer to your question, ask the physician(s) (p) involved in his care your questions. His p knows him better than any one else, so go and give them a call. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi doc,my wife is suffering from kidney stone ,two days before we had a check up,she was given medicines,but now she is not able to digest any thin,sh?

Hi doc,my wife is suffering from kidney stone ,two days before we had a check up,she was given medicines,but now she is not able to digest any thin,sh?

Here are some ...: Have the treating Doc check her out now or asap if her GI-related Sx is stone-related or drugs or both together or some other reasons so to decide if she needs intervention for the currently offending stone now. If so, work together with Doc to decide when & how to intervene. Such steps of practice are very reasonable and acceptable, and so, don't miss the reasonable timing for actions. Best wish ...Read more

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I get a lot of pain in my left kidney, sometimes the pain can be severe and make the kidney spasm been checked for kidney stones and infection ?

I get a lot of pain in my left kidney, sometimes the pain can be severe and make the kidney spasm been checked for kidney stones and infection ?

Maybe not kidney: There are a bunch of organs in the area of the kidneys. If you have been checked for kidney problems, and cleared, check other organs, gi, gyn, pancreas, spleen, liver/gb, lymph nodes, musculoskeletal, even lung. See your doc. ...Read more

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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


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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Small, hard mineral deposits made of minerals and acid salts that form inside your kidneys. They can be extremely painful until they pass or are ...Read more