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For the past few months, i've had small stones in my stool don't look like pics of kidney stones, more like small lemon seeds... Should I be worried?

For the past few months, i've had small stones in my stool don't look like pics of kidney stones, more like small lemon seeds... Should I be worried?

Wonder about food: It is sure not related to kidneys. Partially digested material? Go over everything you eat, you probably will find a reason for stool stones. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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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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How do doctors tell from an ultrasound image if you have kidney stones or caner?

How do doctors tell from an ultrasound image if you have kidney stones or caner?

Yes: Kidney stones have a bright or echogenic appearance on ultrasound. Color doppler also produces a characteristic "twinkling" artifact that helps to differentiate stones from other causes of bright structures in the kidney. Cancer is demonstrated by the presence of a mass either in the kidney cortex or in the collecting structures of the kidney. The appearance is different. ...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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If i had a kidney stone, would a urinalysis show something?

If i had a kidney stone, would a urinalysis show something?

It may, imaging: There may be microscopic hematuria, small amount of blood in urine, and depending on the type of stone, crystals may be present in the urine. However, imaging studies are the test of choice for diagnosing kidney stones. ...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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If you have a kidney stone blocking your tube and tests show only 10% funtion do you have to have your kidney removed or can it be saved?

If you have a kidney stone blocking your tube and tests show only 10% funtion do you have to have your kidney removed or can it be saved?

Urologist: If the obstruction is successfully removed that kidney's function should improve significantly unless the damage done is irreversible. Usually a kidney is not removed unless there is malignancy or extensive abscess formation from infection or the damage causes recurrent infection.Your urologist will guide you. ...Read more

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Can kidney stone not show up on catscan?

Possible: If stone is less than 3mm in diameter ; ct sections are apart by3mm or more. In other words kidney stone would have to be quite tiny. ...Read more

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Can a urine test show you have kidney stones?

No but suggests: Urine test in persons with kidney stones usually shows red blood cells under the microscope. However, if the stone is dormant and small it may show nothing. Occasionally, a stone will be accompanied by infection. Then whites cells may show in urine bec of infection not bec of stone. Also persons may have red blood cells in urine bec of different reasons than stones. A doctor will differentiate. ...Read more

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I had kidney stone surg 2 years ago and i feel o lot of pain in the same kidney ultrasound shows that is not any stone but my pain is getting worse

I had kidney stone surg 2 years ago and i feel o lot of pain in the same kidney  ultrasound shows that is not any stone but my pain is getting worse

Here are some ...: What you described suggests the current pain is not related with kidney or stone. So, collect & bring the info on the onset, degree, duration, interval, & progress of the symptoms over time to Doc for analysis, physicals, possible tests so to deduce possible Dx for reasonable Rx. Best wish ... ...Read more

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Do all kidney stones show on a ct?

Do all kidney stones show on a ct?

Yes: Yes, a non-contrast ct scan is very sensitive for even tiny stones. Unlike plain x-ray, even non-calcific uric acid stones generally can be identified. ...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