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Few 3 mm and 4 mm kidney stone in lower pole of kidney , pain hematuria for a month. Show on ultrasound not CT . Treatment options ?

Few 3 mm and 4 mm kidney stone in lower pole  of kidney , pain hematuria for a month. Show on ultrasound not CT .  Treatment  options ?

Stone: If a stone is seen on ultrasound but not on ct it is then difficult to treat as 99% of stones are visualized on ct. ...Read more

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Sonogram (Definition)

The sonogram is a test that looks at body organs with no radiation. It uses sound waves and can give us a 2 dimensional view of organs such as the kidney, liver, heart, and lungs. It can define spaces that are either solid or full of fluid. I can also guide large needles into an organ or near the spine, and can help define the area being cut open. Its a ...Read more


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What type of treatment for kidney stone?

What type  of  treatment for  kidney stone?

Three Main Kinds: The size of the stone, whether it is symptomatic, infected or located in the ureter help determine if treatment is needed, as well as what approach. Stones in the kidney >2.5 CM usually need surgery through a keyhole incision in the back (pcnl). Smaller stones (but >4 mm) in the kidney may need eswl(sound waves) or a direct look through the ureter (ureteroscopy) with laser break up. Ask your md. ...Read more

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What is latest and safest treatment for removing kidney stone?

What is latest and safest treatment for removing kidney stone?

Depends: It all depends on size of the stone and location. Your doctor should create a treatment plan accordingly. If stone is large, ultrasound waves are used to destroy the stones. Surgery may also be indicated when appropriate. ...Read more

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From last 1.5 months, pain on right side of chest till back, ultrasound whole abdomen diagone kidney stone 5mm & chest xray normal, I do gyming?

From last 1.5 months, pain on right side of chest till back, ultrasound whole abdomen diagone kidney stone 5mm & chest xray normal, I do gyming?

See answer: If kidney stone is in your right kidney and if question is whether kidney stone is the cause of your described pain, the answer is "possibly" if no other valid cause of your pain has been established. That said, a 5 mm renal stone in a young adult has the potential to cause problems at some point, and certainly not unreasonable to recommend eswl treatment regardless of whether it is symptomatic. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a kidney stone on ultrasound?

What are the signs of a kidney stone on ultrasound?

Bright spots: Kidney stones show up on ultrasound as bright echogenic foci (white spots) within the substance of the kidney. If the stones are larger than 3 or 4 mm there will be a darker area behind the stone representing an acoustical shadow. Obstruction of the kidney by a stone will cause dilatation of the kidney's collecting system which will appear as black fluid spaces within the kidney. ...Read more

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What is the permanent solution or treatment for kidney stone without giving up a person's favorite food?

What is the permanent solution or treatment for kidney stone without giving up a person's favorite food?

Depends: Depends on the underlying cause of the nephrolithiasis or kidney stones. See your doctor to discuss your blood tests and radiology studies. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for complications from kidney stone?

What is the best treatment for complications from kidney stone?

Depends: Depends on the nature of complication........Hydrnephrosis will need stenting, pyelonephritis will need additinal antibiotic, renal failure will need dialysis/ultrfiltration, pain med, ....... ...Read more

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Possible for kidney stone not to show up on ultrasound?

Possible for kidney stone not to show up on ultrasound?

YES: Sometimes you would need a different test to pick up stones. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a 1 CM kidney stone? This is my first stone.

ESWL: A 1 cm stone in the kidney is a good candidate for shock wave lithotripsy if it is visible on x-ray. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a kidney stone not show on ultrasound?

Please tell me, could a kidney stone not show on ultrasound?

Some may not: Some kidney stones may not show on ultrasound .If the stones are less than 3mm the ultrasound exam may not be able to detect in some cases cat scan is the standard test used in us to diagnose kidney stones, but it does involve risk of radiation as compared to ultrasound. ...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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