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Since 1 month kidney, rib&wave back pain. 23rd nov gone for CT scan results came as normal study. Urine also normal, please help.

Since 1 month kidney, rib&wave back pain. 23rd nov gone for CT scan results came as normal study. Urine also normal, please help.

Wave pain: I have no idea what wave pain is, but if the back pain is persistent wyou need to see a neurologist, rule out pancreatic issues, and recheck kidneys. ...Read more

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Computed Tomography (Definition)

Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! The image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more


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I have back pain, had CT scan, they sure it was kidney stone but couldn't see it, no pain after but today I do?

I have back pain, had CT scan, they sure it was kidney stone but couldn't see it, no pain after but today I do?

Follow up: There are often residual changes in the urinary tract soon after a stone passes. However, they should normalize in a few days or weeks. If you still have back pain, that usually means there are other reasons, that you need to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have just had a ct scan and it showed my right kidney was enlarged I get slot of lower back pain and always have uti infections any idea of treatmen?

I have just had a ct scan and it showed my right kidney was enlarged I get slot of lower back pain and always have uti infections any idea of treatmen?

See remark: If it is uniformly slightly enlarged, with no evidence of enlargement of the ureter, one would watch it. Is your back pain on the right? Are the infections associated with bladder symptoms such as frequency, burning, leakage, etc
What did the physician recommend? You may need cystoscopy (looking inside bladder) by a urologist, and the urologist can ascertain cause of enlarged kidney ...Read more

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Without contrast in CT scan is it possible to mix up tumors and kidney stones? I had no back pain but was told I had a large stone during a UTI at er.

Without contrast in CT scan is it possible to mix up tumors and kidney stones? I had no back pain but was told I had a large stone during a UTI at er.

Not usually: Kidney stones have a characteristic appearance of solid calcified masses in the central area of the kidney where urine collects. Tumors, while sometimes partially calcified, mostly occur in the outside part of the kidney called the cortex and have a prominent noncalcified soft tissue component. When in doubt contrast is used but the need for contrast to tell stones from tumors is uncommon. ...Read more

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Lower left back pain that moves CT scan shows kidney stones but md says not relevant father and aunt died from renal cell ca help?

Lower left back pain that moves CT scan shows kidney stones but md says not relevant father and aunt died from renal cell ca help?

MRI: If your medical doctor does not feel it's coming from the kidney, can consider getting an mri. It will better show soft tissue pathology than the ct scan will and may reveal a disc or other problem in the lumbar spine. This is indicated if you have had the pain for a while and have not responded to conservative treatment. ...Read more

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Have had severe back pain x5 days that is getting worse. At what point do I go back to my dr. Ct scan says 3 mm bulge at l5-s1 and hydronephrosis r kidney larger than left. Had lumbar puncture on 12/24.?

Unrelated: I am a kidney doctor. Back pain likely from disc bulge. Hydronephrosis on both sides is from blockage. It means your kidneys are unable to drain urine. You may need to see a kidney doctor (nephrologist) or urologist for this. Back pain will also need help from internal medicine doctor. ...Read more

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Enlarged kidney shown on ct scan uti regulary lower back pain haven't see doc yet what should I ask doc seem to urinate less too?

Enlarged kidney shown on ct scan uti regulary lower back pain haven't see doc yet what should I ask doc seem to urinate less too?

Enlarged kidney: You should definitely ask the doctor why your kidney is enlarged, and you should try to ascertain whether you have normal kidney function. Because you think you have a UTI now, you should drink lots and lots of fluids between now and the time you see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Had l spine xray and CT scan for kidney stones, all clear. Low back pain. Would l spine xray have shown lower back tumor? No stones, uti, etc.

No: An x-ray of the lumbar spine would predominantly show only bone. In general, an x-ray is not a very sensitive test to detect the specific cause of back pain in most patients. Consider requesting an MRI which shows the bone, but also shows the nerves, discs, and other soft tissues of the back and is therefore much more sensitive than an x-ray. ...Read more

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Could be myeloma in woman in early thirties? Only symptom is persistent low back pain. Had clear l spine xray/ clear CT scan for kidney stones. No uti.

Could be myeloma in woman in early thirties? Only symptom is persistent low back pain. Had clear l spine xray/ clear CT scan for kidney stones. No uti.

Diagnosis of myeloma: Your answer is longer than 400 characters. You can find the information you seek at this website:

http://www.Cancer.Org/cancer/multiplemyeloma/detailedguide/multiple-myeloma-diagnosis

good luck. ...Read more

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I went to doc with lower back pain and they ordered a urine test and found blood. They want to do a CT scan but the pain is gone do I still need it?

I went to doc with lower back pain and they ordered a urine test and found blood. They want to do a CT scan but the pain is gone do I still need it?

Yes: Though the most common thing that the public associates with blood in urine and back pain is kidney stones, there are other possibilities, some of which are major medical concerns. If you have ever been a smoker, there is the possibility of either kidney cancer, bladder cancer or retained stones that are asymptomatic. Kidney cysts can also cause this, and sometimes require surgery. Yes to CT scan. ...Read more

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L spine, CT scan came back normal, only have lower back pain. No uti, stones, etc. Would l spine show lower back tumor? Dr. Says l spine was normal?

MRI: Not likely cancer. Consider a non-contrast MRI of ls spine with flexion and extension, orthopedic or rehab doctor evaluation. May just be muscular, or sacroiliac joint. ...Read more

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Went to ER for severe lower right ab pain and back pain. Dr said I had kidney stone and hematuria. Did urine and blood tests only but no cat scan, why?

See answer: Though symptoms and u/a may be suggestive, one cannot reliably make the diagnosis of a kidney stone without some type of an imaging study (kub, ultrasound, ct) with a non-contrast ct scan being the most accurate and reliable imaging study to determine the presence, location, and size approximation of a stone as well as to potentially rule out other causes of pain and hematuria. ...Read more

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Cat scan shows kidney stones in both kidneys. Largest 10mm right side. Had on and off dull low back pain and blood in urine. Can they cause damage?

Cat scan shows kidney stones in both kidneys. Largest 10mm right side. Had on and off dull low back pain and blood in urine. Can they cause damage?

Yes: If the kidney stone blocks the flow of urine from the kidney, you can get permanent kidney damage, but that can take weeks to happen and is associated with severe pain. Also, kidney stones can become infected from pyelonephritis (kidney infection - not a typical urinary tract infection (uti)) and be challenging to treat. Please see your health care provider and consider a referral to urology. ...Read more

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Tb and lymphoma ruled out. A year of night sweats weight loss lower back pain. Haem doc thinks gynae issue. Y? They don't want to do CT scan. 2 risky

Tb and lymphoma ruled out. A year of night sweats weight loss lower back pain. Haem doc thinks gynae issue. Y? They don't want to do CT scan. 2 risky

More information pls: I would suggest that you have additional blood testing - a Complete Blood count with diff, hormone levels, HBA1c and a complete metabolic panel. An ESR and CRP blood tests provide information about the level of inflammatory response.
The exam should include a thorough search for enlarged lymph nodes. MRI imaging in the area of pain and a bone scan also may be completed. Please follow up/MD ...Read more

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Urgency to pee, back ache. Negative Uti. Ct scan show no kidney stones but some lyph node swelling. Dr didn't seem concerned. Could it be shingles?

Urgency to pee, back ache. Negative Uti. Ct scan show no kidney stones but some lyph node swelling. Dr didn't seem concerned. Could it be shingles?

Shingles and bladder: Not likely at all: zoster will create a rash; will not create urgency; lymph node enlargement should be followed - what is reason? Is there inflammation nearby? ...Read more

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Is an MRI better than a CT scan for diagnosing back pain?

Is an MRI better than a CT scan for diagnosing back pain?

MRI vs CT: A ct myelogram (where contrast is injected to highlight discs, nerves, etc) is comparable to a back mri. Orthopedic surgeons & neurologists have their preference. Both will do a thorough exam before recommending an imaging study. Conservative treatment with analgesics, muscle relaxers, physical therapy may be enough at first. ...Read more

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Dual phase pancreas scan. All clear. Worried about upper ab & back pain on both sides. Ct scan reassuring?

Pancreas scan: 37 M of unknown ethnicity, family Hx medical Hx notes had pancreas scan ok. Worried about upper and and back pain. Asks if CT REASSURING? ANS: yes but the dr who ordered it has moe information than I do to make an assessment. Ask your team please. ...Read more

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Normal CT scan concussion but neck and back pain?

Normal CT scan concussion but neck and back pain?

Possible: Trauma to head often associated with spinal injuries. Should consult physician for good examination and referral for appropriate testing and ultimately diagnosis of clinical problem. ...Read more

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What is minimal bibasilar hypoventilatory ct scan could that explain upper back pain for over a week?

What is minimal bibasilar hypoventilatory ct scan could that explain upper back pain for over a week?

Sounds like: You were not at a maximum inspiration breath hold for the exam, and the "minimal bibasilar" changes are probably of no significance. ...Read more

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I have had bladder issues and low back pain. I had a CT scan which indicated I have a duplicated collecting system. Could this cause problems?

I have had bladder issues and low back pain. I had a CT scan which indicated I have a duplicated collecting system. Could this cause problems?

It depends: On the extent of the duplication. Most duplications are incomplete, cause no symptoms, and are incidental findings. Some duplications, particularly complete duplications, can predispose to infection, reflux, or obstruction. Talk to your doc about whether your duplication anomaly might be significant. ...Read more

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60 years, she has made hysterectomy 1year ago and she has to do CT scan for control, but she has back pain. What is necessary to do bone scan or CT scan?

60 years, she has made hysterectomy 1year ago and she has to do CT scan for control, but she has back pain. What is necessary to do bone scan or CT scan?

Please clarify ques: I'm not understanding exactly what your question is, however, a bone scan is a test of choice when looking for deep-seated infections in the bone called osteomyelitis or the bone density of a person who may have either osteoporosis or osteomalacia. If back pain is being diagnosed with a ct scan then, you are looking for either a compressed nerve or some other bony defect that causes pain. ...Read more

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Hello I recently had a Ct scan and the doctor said my bladder had a thick layer around it I recently been having bad back pain that won't go away coul?

Hello I recently had a Ct scan and the doctor said my bladder had a thick layer around it I recently been having bad back pain that won't go away coul?

Need more details: Because this type of consultation would no doubt require an evaluation of your symptoms and the CT image, you might want to do a virtual consult if the question relates to the relationship of the imaging finding and your back pain. The question was cut off. ...Read more

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Have pain and hemangioma at lumbar 2, dc with CT scan. Now what? Flank and back pain. Osteopenia. Ct scan diagnosed hemangioma.

Have pain and hemangioma at lumbar 2, dc with CT scan. Now what? Flank and back pain. Osteopenia. Ct scan diagnosed hemangioma.

Usually incidental: A vertebral body hemangioma is usually an incidental finding and of no clinical significance. Some radiologists won't even bother mentioning them in reports. Highly unlikely that it is causing any symptoms. ...Read more

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Can a CT scan contrast cause abdomen pain and back pain all day long. My husband had a scan for abd nd pelvis. Havin this pain the preceding day.

Can a CT scan contrast cause abdomen pain and back pain all day long. My husband had a scan for abd nd pelvis. Havin this pain the preceding day.

Can.: Oral contrast can cause constipation which could lead to those symptoms. Should resolve with time as long as the CT did not demonstrate something that could interfere. Can use a laxative if necessary and not contraindicated. ...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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Ct Scan (Definition)

Computed tomography (ct scan) or computed axial tomography (cat scan), is a medical imaging procedure that utilizes computer-processed x-rays to produce tomographic images or 'slices' of specific ...Read more