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What does a kub X-ray show?

What does a kub X-ray show?

Your abdominal: Area. Bones, bowel gas pattern. Stones if present. See radiologyinfo.Org. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Kub (Definition)

KUB stands for kidney, ureter, and bladder. It is plain radiograph originally looking for calcifications or stones in kidneys , ureters, and bladder. It is also useful for detecting some bowel abnormalities such as bowel obstruction,free air in abdomen, enlargement of spleen , ...Read more


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Kub X-ray showed no stone I am still having severe pain at night on my left side could it still be a kidney stone?

Possible: Not all kidney stones show up on x-ray. If the pain is only at night it is not likely to be a stone. You should see your doctor for a proper work-up. ...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?

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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Need doctor's help! will kidney stones be missed on a kub x-ray?

Need doctor's help! will kidney stones be missed on a kub x-ray?

Sometimes: There can be obscuration of kidney stones by a large amount of stool in the colon, calcifications in other structures like lymph nodes or arteries. Small kidney stones may thus be missed. Some stones are not very radiopaque and will not show up clearly on the kub. Such stones are better seen on ct. ...Read more

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My urologist said my prostate was slight enlarged after a sonogram. He ordered a PSA, semen culture, and KUB x-ray. Is this normal? What are they looking for?

My urologist said my prostate was slight enlarged after a sonogram. He ordered a PSA, semen culture, and KUB x-ray. Is this normal? What are they looking for?

See remark: What were your symptoms to have PSA? At your tender age no one expects prostate cancer.Did you have symptoms of frequency,burning,irritation to have the tests. To visit a urologist you must have had urinary complaints, warranting investigation I assume nothing positive was found ! They were LOOKING FOR CAUSE FOR YOUR COMPLAINT.... ...Read more

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I have been sick with ureter stone and it was detected by kub x-ray, ultrsound and CT scan. After a time kub xray couldn't detect it. How it could be?

CT more sensitive: Ct is much more sensitive for detecting ureteral stones than a kub xray. Also the stone may have moved from the ureter to the bladder, or may have passed from the body entirely. On a kub, stones can be obscured by bowel contents or by overlying bony structures if it has moved into the pelvis. ...Read more

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The renal ultrasound and kub X-ray shows no stones in kidneys or gall bladder but a urinal stone. What might be the reason?

? bladder stone: I am not quite sure but here is a possibility. Us and kub are not as sensitive as a ct study for small kidney stones, stones in the ureters or in the urinary bladder. The urinal stone might have been in the urinary bladder. ...Read more

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Do all kidney stones show up on kub kidney xray?

Do all kidney stones show up on kub kidney xray?

No: No, many will not. Ct with kidney stone protocol is much more sensitive. Rarely, certain stones are not seen even with a ct. ...Read more