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Doctor insights on: Intraluminal Stones Seen

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Found stag horn 3 months back but now in kub only two stones seen?

Found stag horn 3 months back but now in kub only two stones seen?

Was it treated?: If your urologist treated it, typically they will fragment and pass over time. Or, a staghorn may look different from one examination to another (eg ct scan versus kub). ...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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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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Earlier report says 11mm gall stone..New report says numerous small calculi seen..What is the difference between new report n old one?

Earlier report says 11mm gall stone..New report says numerous small calculi seen..What is the difference between new report n old one?

Gall stones: More stones are crystallizing & were not previously visible. May need to consider removal before complications set in. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Have u ever seen a GB EF of 21%, nausea, occas minor pain & no stones or wall thickening improve with diet, liver support & discontinuing BHRT?

Have u ever seen a GB EF of 21%, nausea, occas minor pain & no stones or wall thickening improve with diet, liver support  & discontinuing BHRT?

Not better....: but often this is a chronic condition that will stay the same without removing the gall bladder. It is kind of borderline for removing it.....not perfect and not totally broken.
Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health. Many people do either option ...Read more

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Kidney stone having surgery thursday. Today I am not in pain at all. I am pretty positive it did not pass haven't seen it or felt it move. That normal?

Kidney stone having surgery thursday. Today I am not in pain at all. I am pretty positive it did not pass haven't seen it or felt it move. That normal?

Yes: The stone may have moved into a location that it is not causing any obstruction at the current time. You are fortunate to be able to treat it when you are feeling well. ...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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I have all the symptoms of a kidney but i haven't seen any blood in my urine. Could it be something else or can I have a kidney stone still?

Still could be stone: The most common symptom of a kidney stone is pain, often coming in waves ("colicky"). Sometimes pain or burning or difficulty urinating, and as you note, blood in the urine. However, even if not seen, you can still have blood called microscopic, which is detected by checking the urine. If you have fever, the problem could be more serious as infection may be present. ...Read more

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I've seen tea listed as a drink to avoid as it might contribute to kidney stones. Does this include green tea?

I've seen tea listed as a drink to avoid as it might contribute to kidney stones. Does this include green tea?

Controvertial: Tea traditionally has shown to be high in oxalate that can cause kidney stones. Green tea's oxalate content is much lower. But the medical evidence has been conflicting with some recent studies actually suggesting a reduction in the stone risk from even non-green teas! until the jury is out, stick to drinking water..No rx required and cheap! ...Read more

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What organs can be seen by having CT without contrast of the kidneys to look for stones?Just curious what all organs were deemed ok...

What organs can be seen by having  CT without contrast of the kidneys to look for stones?Just curious what all organs were deemed ok...

All of the abdominal: organs that can be seen with a contrast CT are visible on a noncontrast CT: liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, etc... Contrast helps detect certain abnormalities within the various structures, sometimes the abnormalities can be seen only with contrast. So, the noncontrast CT visualizes all the organs, but the sensitivity is decreased relative to the C+ exam for detecting some abnormalities. ...Read more

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When do I seek medical attention for tea colored urine lasting 3 days. No fever. I had a kub and cystology a week ago. No stones seen then.

When do I seek medical attention for tea colored urine lasting 3 days. No fever.  I had a kub and cystology a week ago. No stones seen then.

Are you a runner?: Are you a heavy exerciser or runner? If so, when skeletal muscle breaks down it releases a substance called myoglobin. This is excreted in the urine and is called myoglobinuria. It colors the urine a pinkish color. There is a simple test to detect whether or not you are excreting myoglobin. There are many other causes of myoglobinuria, many are serious. I recommend you be tested for this. ...Read more

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I am suffering kidney stone problem. It is seen in usg kub report that A 7.2mm right renal calculus with minimal prostatomegaly .What should I do.

I am suffering kidney stone problem. It is seen in usg kub report that  A 7.2mm right renal calculus with minimal prostatomegaly .What should I do.

Renal stones: are you currently having symptoms? If the 7mm stone is in the kidney you can have Lithotripsey to break up the stone into smaller pieces that will pass. I am assuming you are not currently passing a 7 mm stone. You would be in to much pain to write the question. Stones are made in a specific PH environment if you change the PH of the urine you can change the formation of certain stones . ...Read more

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My doctor seen a 2mm kidney stone in a xray on 3/7/12 and I still haven't passed it. Is this normal?

My doctor seen a 2mm kidney stone in a xray on 3/7/12 and I still haven't passed it. Is this  normal?

Yes: Stones can take a variable amount of time to pass. This is a rather small stone and hopefully will readily pass in the near future. ...Read more

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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?

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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I had a baby 7 months ago and have gone down to 7 stone 6, dizzy and constipation, seen a doctor and she didn't do anything, should I go again?

I had a baby 7 months ago and have gone down to 7 stone 6, dizzy and constipation, seen a doctor and she didn't do anything, should I go again?

Return to doctor: You should go see your doctor again. If you are dissatisfied with the response, it is always a good idea to seek a second opinion from another doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Right tonsil swollen and a stone fell out. How long will it be swollen from the tonsil stone still? I've seen a doctor it's not infected, doesn't hurt

Right tonsil swollen and a stone fell out. How long will it be swollen from the tonsil stone still? I've seen a doctor it's not infected, doesn't hurt

Cryptic tonsillitis: Even though there is no strep infection in the tonsils, it is likely that a short course of antibiotics and perhaps an anti-inflammatory such as prednisone may help with tonsil swelling. Alternatively, using mouthwash and ibuprofen may help.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tonsillolith ...Read more

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3 months ago had kidney stone lefy side removed now I have soreness not painful on both sides of upper ribs would cat scan not have seen some else too?

Yes, but...: Pain somewhere is a body signaling something not right, which is caused by some sort of undefined chemical or mechanical irritation to the local nerve-endings of fibers. Kidney-stone-related pain is one, but not all. To figure any soreness or ache or pain needs to review the their feature, degree, and progress as well as their detailed sequence of events by doctor after history and physicals. ...Read more

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Mild chronic pancreatits, not coused by gallstones or alcohol abuse. I do not drink and no stones seen in an ultrasound. What could be the couse?

Mild chronic pancreatits, not coused by gallstones or alcohol abuse. I do not drink and no stones seen in an ultrasound. What could be the couse?

Idiopathic: That is s medical term for unknown cause. Many times the etiology of chronic recurrent pancreatitis is unknown. Also sometimes pancreatitis can be related to elevated blood triglyceride levels. ...Read more

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I have a CT scan with a 3mm kidney stone, unobstructive causing considerable pain for over 3 weeks and have not seen a urologist. What should I do?

I have a CT scan with a 3mm kidney stone, unobstructive causing considerable pain for over 3 weeks and have not seen a urologist. What should I do?

Stones: A few pertinent facts about kidney stones: 1. Stones 5mm or less have a 66 to 85% chance of spontaneous passage. 2. Non-obstructing calculi do not cause pain. 3. Stones can move in and out of obstructing positions. 4. A urologist can be helpful even if the stone is likely to pass spontaneously, by appropriately medicating pain and prescribing a medication that may help some stones to pass. ...Read more

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Hi dr! i want to ask.. is it possible that a kidney stones was seen in ultrasound but can't be seen in ct scan with contrast?

Hi dr! i want to ask.. is it possible that a kidney stones was seen in ultrasound but can't be seen in ct scan with contrast?

Yes, because: it had probably passed in the meantime. Small stones generally pass. Most important for you is to prevent recurrence of stones. ...Read more

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...2cm shadowing stone in the fundus. No pericholecystic fluid seen. No biliary ductal dilation seen, the common bile duct measures 5 mm. Meaning?

...2cm shadowing stone in the fundus.  No pericholecystic fluid seen.  No biliary ductal dilation seen, the common bile duct measures 5 mm.  Meaning?

Gallstone: It seems like you have a gallstone sitting in there, not really doing anything. It’s not causing an infection. It’s not blocking the passage of bile. But it could. If it decides to move, that 20mm stone won’t pass out through that 5mm common bile duct. You may want to at least have a general surgeon aware of this. ...Read more

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Having pain in my RUQ front and back for 3 days. Been seen by PCP and ER. I don't have my gallbladder, no signs of UTI or kidney stones. Blood normal.

Having pain in my RUQ front and back for 3 days. Been seen by PCP and ER. I don't have my gallbladder, no signs of UTI or kidney stones. Blood normal.

It could be: any number of 100's of things, from shingles, liver problems, basal pneumonia, intra abdominal adhesions, appendicitis, etc. Consult with a gi specialist or surgeon if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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After alcohol my eyes bulge out wards as seen in photos,I am 17 stone 5ft7 inches , eyes back to normal day after alcohol I drink 5'pints beer daily?

After alcohol my eyes bulge out wards as seen in photos,I am 17 stone 5ft7 inches , eyes back to normal day after alcohol I drink 5'pints beer daily?

Dangerous: You're drinking alcohol excessively and could develop or already have liver damage. The prominence of your eyes is probably a reaction to the effects of too much alcohol affecting your circulation and blood pressure. You must seek treatment for your alcohol abuse and get detoxification help. ...Read more

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L teste pain radiates to llq. Had CT r/o kidney stones. Would that have seen a hernia if i had one? Or would i need a different test?

L teste pain radiates to llq. Had CT r/o kidney stones. Would that have seen a hernia if i had one? Or would i need a different test?

Maybe: There are several things that can cause testicular pain, other than hernias. The ct may not have been shot low enough in the pelvis to show an inguinal hernia. With your other symptoms, it would be best for you to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Can tonsil stones be covered with mucosa membrane? Ent Dr says tonsil stone but this doesn't look like the pics I seen. Sm round bump on tonsil cover

Can tonsil stones be covered with mucosa membrane? Ent Dr says tonsil stone but this doesn't look like the pics I seen. Sm round bump on tonsil cover

Possibly: Tonsilloliths "stones" are prevalent in tonsils whether they can be seen or not. The tonsillar surface is irregular and bumpy with patches of lymphatic tissue. Any area that grows or bleeds, necessitates and otolaryngology (ENT) evaluation. ...Read more