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Kub X Ray
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
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?
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer