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What Does Kidney Stone Look Like In An Xray
Gross Exam: The stuck stone can look brownish due to old blood or clot coating its surface in the area where it is lodged, but on scrubbing, it looks light tan with powdery surface and may have glistening inner core. They are mostly calcium carbonate or oxalate in chemical composition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
depends: Kidney stones have various composition. The color of the stone, which is quite small and irregular in shape, can be brownish, yellowish and rarely white. Some have integrated blood and are reddish. Always a good idea to collect the stone and give it to your doctor for analysis to help with prevention of another. ...Read more
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?
Right kidney hurts all the time, left sometimes. Does this sound like a kidney infection, or kidney stone?
My urologist noted my kidney stones look dense b/c they show as bright on the kub. What does this mean? I'm scheduled for eswl soon. Can it blast them
Stone is made of cal: Stones are made of a variety of chemical compounds. Most have calcium within them which makes them bright on an x-ray. The more calcium or the larger they are, the brighter they appear. Assuming the stone is large enough for the doctor to localize, yes it can be blasted. ...Read more
25.4 mm = 1 inch: So 8 mm is the size of a green pea. ...Read more
No: Ct and ultrasound does not "always" show kidney stones. The resolution may not be sensitive enough to see very small stones less than 2 to 3 mm. Depending on the thickness of the images on the ct scan, a stone may be potentially missed between the images taken by the ct scanner. Ultrasound may also over-read or miss very small stones as well. Overall though, the detection rate is still very hi. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
H&P, urinalysis, CT: The work up would start with a complete history and physical. If there is high suspicion for a kidney stone, a urine sample would be obtained to check for blood, bacteria, etc.. The final step may involve getting a CT scan took look for stones and to evaluate for urinary obstruction as a result of the stones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is an MRI without contrast on the abdomen good at diagnosing pancreatitis, gall stones or blockage, kidney stones? Does. Contrast make a difference?
not the 1st choice: Ultrasound is first imaging exam done for gallbladder problems. Ct without contrast for suspected kidney stones. Ct with contrast best for pancreas. The results of any imaging test should be evaluated in light of other lab(blood or urine) tests and your primary symptoms to accurately discover the problem. ...Read more
The renal ultrasound and kub X-ray shows no stones in kidneys or gall bladder but a urinal stone. What might be the reason?
Can a ultrasound show tumors in the kidney or stomach cancer and what does it mean when a ultrasound show a swollen kidney air around kidney and a possible blockage for a 7 year old girl thanks very much?
Ultrasound: can identify kidney tumors, but is generally not useful for stomach tumors. Air around the kidney would be an unusual finding, are you sure they weren't referring to bowel gas? Air in and around the kidney can by seen in emphysematous pyelonephritis, a severe, potentially life-threatening, necrotizing infection. ...Read more
Would an l spine xray show or indicate myeloma in the back? What about a pelvic/abdominal CT to check for kidney stones?Low back pn/test reslts normal
Severe flank pain: Lucky if only moderately painful, sharp, stabbing & can be continuous, can be agonizing. Women who have given birth & had kidney stones report that kidney stone pain is worse. Pain can radiate round from back & into groin. ...Read more
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
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