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Is it possible to have kidney stones, but not have any evidence of them in urine samples or ultrasounds?

Is it possible to have kidney stones, but not have any evidence of them in urine samples or ultrasounds?

Yes: These stones may be too small see on ultrasound and a routine urinalysis may easily miss stones as well. The best test for diagnosing the majority of stones in the urinary tract is a ct scan without contrast. This will detect the majority of kidney stones but a few may be missed occasionally. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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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Given samples of delzicol, for colitis. i have had kidney stones and a fatty liver, is the delzicol okay to take? i also take baby aspirin daily.

Given samples of delzicol, for colitis. i have had kidney stones and a fatty liver,  is the delzicol okay to take? i also take baby aspirin daily.

Serious side effects: If one has kidney problems, or liver or heart one may experience side effects. Bleedings sometime may occur. Allergies to aspirin or any salicylates one should avoid taking delzicol \. Same applies to allergy to sulfa drugs. ...Read more

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Can white blood cells in the urine be an indication of kidney stones? There was no growth from the sample. Been on co-amoxiclav (7d), no improvement.

Can white blood cells in the urine be an indication of kidney stones? There was no growth from the sample. Been on co-amoxiclav (7d), no improvement.

Kidney stones: usually there is blood in the urine when you have a kidney stone blocking the ureter. White cells in the urine may be indicative of an infection in the urine ...Read more

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Kidney stones i pass kidney stones every year. Urology takes samples but never finds anything wrong. They tell me to stay away from anything containing caffeine. I'm not a pop or coffee drinker. I am always dehydrated and i don't drink a lot of water.

Kidney stones i pass kidney stones every year.  Urology takes samples but never finds anything wrong.  They tell me to stay away from anything containing caffeine.  I'm not a pop or coffee drinker.  I am always dehydrated and i don't drink a lot of water.

See answer: Dehydration a factor,if urine is dark yellow try drinking to make it more clear.If you pass stones every year it isadvisable to have stone metabolic workup.Not enough space here for details of blood and urine tests to arrive at aplan which may include special diet and possible meds.Have you had stone analysis?If your urologist not helpful call Univ.of Mich.Urol.Dpt.&make appt.w stone specialist ...Read more

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X ray and bloods were clear for kidney stones but i was on a period at time so blood was already in my water sample still got pains?

X ray and bloods were clear for kidney stones but i was on a period at time so blood was already in my water sample still got pains?

Need a better pic: Your period put blood in your urine with no infection evident. Usually, there is no blood in the urine. Plain x-rays of the abdomen are not clear enough. If you are having typical kidney stone pain, you may need a ct scan specifically aimed at ruling in or ruling out stones: ct urogram. This will put the issue to rest and maybe even diagnose another cause for your abdominal or back pain! ...Read more

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Advice for kidney stone?

Advice for kidney  stone?

Kidney stone.: Kidney stones up to 5mm in size will predictably pass on their own. Just drink plenty of water so you produce a lot of urine, dilate those ureters and allow the stone to pass. It may hurt while it's on its way out, but it'll pass. Bigger stones will likely get stuck and will cause tremendous pain and will have to be removed by lithotripsy or cystoscopy. ...Read more

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How to fight kidney stone?

How to fight kidney stone?

A metabolic work-up : The best way to fight stones is to understand your metabolism. I believe that most stone formres should have a metabolic work-up. This should include blood levels of calcium, 24 hour urinalysis (looking at calcium, citrate, oxalate, etc). Good intake of water avoiding certain foods (high in calcium, oxalate) and medications (citarte, diuretics) may be necessary to fight stones. ...Read more

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Kidney stone of 12mm size?

Kidney stone of 12mm size?

Yeah, that's big.: A stone up to 5mm in size will predictably pass, with variable degrees of pain. A 12mm stone is going to get stuck if it decides to move out of the kidney. You should get that stone managed before it starts to move. ...Read more

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How to get a kidney stone?

How to get a kidney stone?

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