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Have calcified vein in pelvis.Radiologist report says unidentified ideology.( Also have kidney stones) Isn't that a phlebolith? Why then have a CT ?

Have calcified vein in pelvis.Radiologist report says unidentified ideology.( Also have kidney stones) Isn't that a phlebolith? Why then have a CT ?

Not sure.: Sometimes a phlebolith can't be differentiated from a distal ureter stone on xray, and a CT is done to make the distinction. Perhaps the calcified vein is a larger vein than the small veins associated with phleboliths, and further evaluation is needed. But I can't be sure based on limited info. Try discussing the need for a ct with your doc. ...Read more

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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Seriously- renal stones are the result of postive and negatively charged particles in urine binding together and precipitating as solids- most frequently as calcium- oxalate. This happens most often when the urine is concentrated- ie when you are dehydrated. And trying to pass these stones from the kidney to the bladder is incredibly painful. ...Read more


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I have kidney stones.in a recent xray says: there aremultiple phleboliths in lower pelvis". Is this dangerous? the dr asked if had pain.

I have kidney stones.in  a recent xray says: there aremultiple phleboliths in lower pelvis". Is this dangerous? the dr asked if  had pain.

Stones vs phlebolith: Kidney stones are not phleboliths and phleboliths are not kidney stones; phleboliths are calcification of pelvic blood vessels. Stones in ureter or kidney are very different. Stones cause pain; phleboliths do not cause pain typically. ...Read more

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What is kidney stones ?

What is kidney stones ?

Stones: The most common type of kidney stone is composed of calcium oxalate. Stones form in the urinary system for a number of different reasons. Once the stone is formed they can travel from from the kidney and clog up the urinary system. Pain is caused by blockages in the urinary system. ...Read more

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What causes kidney stones?

What causes kidney stones?

Most just happen: Known causes are not drinking plenty of water, too much milk / antacids (rare), kidney infections (proteus bacteria), vitamin d abuse, some genetic tendencies to absorb too much calcium, and more. Your physician will check you for gout, cystinuria, and hyperparathyroidism. ...Read more

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What causes kidney stones?

What causes kidney stones?

Metabolic issue.: Kidney stones are initiated by metabolic derangements in the handling of urinary oxalate, uric acid or calcium, for example. These derangements can be hereditary, and they allow for crystals of these substances to form. These crystals serve as a nidus for stone creation. ...Read more

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What causes kidney stones?

Multiple issues: Heredity, male sex, low water intake, increased solutes in urine, obesity etc. Check out the site given below for more info. http://www.bing.com/health/article/mayo-mads00282/kidney-stones?q=kidney+stones+causes&qpvt=kidney+stones+causes#causes. ...Read more

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What causes kidney stones?

What causes kidney stones?

No well known cause.: Kidney stones are hard crystals made of minerals and acidic salt. If prone to have kidney stones, change your life style and dietary habits. Consume enough water for body hydration, limit products that contain oxalate such as, chocolate, black tea, soy cheese, sesame seeds, wheat bran, figs,and blueberry etc. Increase magnesium citrate like brown rice, bananas and avocados etc. Exercise regularly ...Read more

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How to detect kidney stones ?

How to detect kidney stones ?

Detect kidney stone: Best test is ultrasound. CT scan also can see stones that are small and that might be obscured by ultrasound echos; ultrasound is considered best screening test. ...Read more

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Which are signs of kidney stones?

Which are signs of kidney stones?

Renal colic.: Merely having a kidney stone in you will not give you any symptoms. But, if a stone tries to pass and gets stuck, you will get tremendous pain (one of the worst pains known to humankind, actually) and with that pain you will probably vomit and break out in sweats and could even pass out. This is called renal colic. ...Read more

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What are causes of kidney stones?

What are causes of  kidney stones?

Metabolic issue.: Kidney stones are initiated by metabolic derangements in the handling of urinary oxalate, uric acid or calcium, for example. These derangements can be hereditary, and they allow for crystals of these substances to form. These crystals serve as a nidus for stone creation. ...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


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