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How do you know if you have kidney stones?

How do you know if you have kidney stones?

Imaging studies: Either x-rays ( ct scan or kub ) or an ultrasound can show stones. ...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


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How to know if I have kidney stones?

How to know if I have kidney stones?

Here are some...: Reviewing history and conducting physicals leads to suspicion, and imaging studies usually CT with no contrast will confirm if stone is present in urinary tract or not. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have kidney disease?

How do you know if you have kidney disease?

Blood tesy: The most common, albeit not most accurate, measure is creatinine level in the blood. This can be used as a close estimate of overall kidney function at a reasonable cost and patient tolerability. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have kidney stones?

How can you tell if you have kidney stones?

History and testing: Kidney stones cause pain as they travel down a tube into your bladder. The pain is typically very severe (as bad as child birth) and usually on one side of your tummy and often felt in the groin (and in the balls if you are a man). I suggest that you look at this link http://www.healthline.com/health/kidney-stones. ...Read more

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How do you tell if you have a gall stone?

How do you tell if you have a gall stone?

Ultrasound: Exam is usually the only way to know for sure. If you are having symptoms, have your doctor order appropriate tests. ...Read more

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How do you know if u have a uti?

How do you know if u have a uti?

UTI: Classic symptoms of UTI includes burning pain during urination, increase frequency and if severe may also present with chills, fever and blood in the urine. If in doubt it is best to have urinalysis. ...Read more

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How do you know if u have appenditicis?

How do you know if u have appenditicis?

Pain fever: Right lower quadrant pain draw line from belly button to top of pelvis right side.Pain approx 1/3 distance from belly button. Generally fever not uncommon to have nausea.. If even close medical attention indicated. ...Read more

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How do u know if you have a bladder infection?

How do u know if you have a bladder infection?

Symptoms of UTI: Symptoms of bladder infection( UTI) include urinary frequency , urgency, pain with urination, and blood in the urine, which may or may not be visible. Back pain, fever and flu like feeling may be present , especially if the infection has ascended to the kidneys. See a doctor if you have any of these symptoms ...Read more

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How do you know if u have gall stones? Where is the pain? What do u do for it

How do you know if u have gall stones?  Where is the pain?  What do u do for it

Mixed bag: Certain schools of thought feel as though stones imply a need for cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal). Gallstones form for several reasons, namely chemistry in our bile (which is made in the liver). People who lose weight rapidly also have a propensity to form gallstones. You may have gallstones but it is unknown unless you had symptoms and an ultrasound to verify. Usually people have RUQ pain. ...Read more

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How do you get kidney stones?

How do you get kidney stones?

Dehydration, stasis+: Not drinking enough results in concentrated urine + concentrated calcium salts which prexcipitate from urine, form nucleus for further calcium salt to come out of solution, attach & stone enlrges. Urinary stasis with hydronephrosis promotes precipitation & stone formation. Too much calcium in urine (hypercalcuria) major cause. Xs urinary uric acid or oxalate & low citrate all promote stones. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have gallstones?

How do you know if you have gallstones?

By ultrasound: Gs are very common. They lead to symptoms in some. These may include upper r abdo pain after eating or there may be no symptoms at all. Ultrasound is one way to find them - if there is a reason to do so. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have biliary colic?

How do you know if you have  biliary colic?

Pain: Biliary colic is abdominal pain usually located in the right uppwer quadrant of the abdomen under the ribs. It can be precipitated by eating a meal high in fat. The pain may radiate to the back and be associated with nausea and vomiting. The pain may occurr several hours after the meal. ...Read more

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How do you know if you're experiencing kidney failure?

How do you know if you're experiencing kidney failure?

See below: A very low urine volume less than 400 ml/day , but generally speaking a blood test with an elevated creatinine level and a low calculated gfr, informs you that the kidney is not capable of getting rid of all the waste and you may still pass urine, however the kidneyis not all eliminating the waste . This is called uremia. ...Read more

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How do you fee; if you have gallbladder stones?

How do you fee; if you have gallbladder stones?

Pain: The typical is r upper abdominal pain after a fatty or rich meal. Usually about 1.5 hr after. The pain is crampy in nature and can move to chest or around to back. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have gallstones or a gallblader infection?

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How do you know if you have gallstones or a gallblader infection?

Usually not infected: Most gallbladder problems are not truly infections, but rather blockage of the gallbladder opening by gallstones (called biliary colic or cholecystitis), exemplified by pain after eating and nausea. In the event the bile actually get infected, patients can become very sick, with elevation in bilirubin, fever, elevated white count (cholangitis). Diagnosis is made clinically and by ultrasound. ...Read more

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How to know if I have kidney failure?

How to know if I have kidney failure?

See a doctor: Hi LuYork1. "Kidney failure" can represent 1 of 2 conditions. Either immediate damage (acute kidney injury) or long term damage (chronic kidney disease). Both conditions may have associated symptoms, but often times patients do no experience symptoms at all. The only way to diagnose and manage suspected kidney diseases are with blood and urine tests, with the guidance of a physician. ...Read more

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How to know if I have kidney infection?

How to know if I have kidney infection?

Symptoms or see a md: Symptoms of UTI are burning and increased frequency as well as lower abdominal pain . If you start to have fever or back pain the infection may be spreading to your kidney. You should see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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How do u know u have stones in ur kidney?

How do u know u have stones in ur kidney?

By kidney sonogram: The only definite and accurate way is by ultra sound of kidneys.( xrays tend not to show the uric acid stones). However flank pain, blood in the urine , crystas upon urine exam can give a clue. ...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


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Kidney Stones (Definition)

A condition in which small, hard mineral deposits made of minerals and acid salts form inside the kidneys.They can be extremely painful until they pass or are broken up ...Read more