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What happens if you have kidney stones and do a lot CT scanes?

What happens if you have kidney stones and do a lot CT scanes?

CT scans: Some radiology departments have integrated a low-dose ct protocol for patients undergoing repeat ct scans for kidney stone follow up. This will reduce the cumulative lifetime dose. ...Read more

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Computed Tomography (Definition)

Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! the image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more


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What to do if I have blood in my urine and people say that it might be a kidney stone?

What to do if I have blood in my urine and people say that it might be a kidney stone?

Possibly : Blood in the urine may be caused by many condiitions. Kidney stones are a possibility, but bladder cancer and kidney cancer cab alos present with blood in the urine. You should see a urologist as soon as possible for the appropriate evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a stomach scan and liver scan?

What to do if I had a stomach scan and liver scan?

Very little: if these scans were utilizing nuclear medicine , radioactivity, radiation will mainly dissipate within 24 hours. The degree of radiation should not inhibit activities unless breast feeding or prolonged close contact with baby.. If CT or MR nothing special needs to be done., Mother may abstain from breast-feeding for 24 hours with active expression and discarding of breast milk during this time pe ...Read more

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What test for sure would tell you if a kink from kidney to bladder had a CT scan already doc said don't know if that causing me kidney pain few weeks?

What test for sure would tell you if a kink from kidney to bladder had a CT scan already doc said don't know if that causing me kidney pain few weeks?

See below: Assuming there was hydronephrosis on the ct (swelling of the kidney), a test called a mag3 renal scan can define if the dilation is due to obstruction. If there is no hydronephrosis, i doubt the kidney is obstructed. ...Read more

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What to do if I have no pain, but will throw up occassionally with a sip of water, had ultra sound done for gallbladder, ok, do I need to have hida scan?

What to do if I have no pain, but will throw up occassionally with a sip of water, had ultra sound done for gallbladder, ok, do I need to have hida scan?

Hida: HIDA scan will tell you if you have cystic duct or common bile duct obstruction. Many people who have HIDA scan have a history of abdominal pain and abnormal ultrasound or CT showing gallstones. Vomiting is a nonspecific symptom. Do you have pain after eating? Do you have nausea, bloating? A gastric emptying study could tell if you are having gastric emptying problems. ...Read more

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If I already know I have a kidney stone is it necessary to have a CT scan?

If I already know I have a kidney stone is it necessary to have a CT scan?

Possibly: If you know you have a kidney stone, a ct scan is not necessary unless symptoms develop. If the person remians asymptomatic, periodic imaging with ultrasound or other x-rays are adequate. However, small stones may be missed on these studies and a ct scan may be required to locate the stone. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to have a chest scan and a liver scan with contrast?

What to do if I have to have a chest scan and a liver scan with contrast?

Not much: Chest CT can use intravenous contrast material and xrays to perform test and get 2D and 3D images in multiple planes, sagittal, coronal , and transaxial. Usually without food for several hours prior to exam. Few people may be allergic to contrast.Liver scan if nuclear medicine test requires injection intravenously of nuclear material, acquisition of images, usually no prep and no allergy to med. ...Read more

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What happens if I keep having gall bladder attacks and EF fraction is only 15%? No stones on ultrasound or HIDA scan. Do I have to get it out?

What happens if I keep having gall bladder attacks and EF fraction is only 15%? No stones on ultrasound or HIDA scan. Do I have to get it out?

Removing the: gallbladder is an option you can discuss with your doctor. An EF of 15% is abnormal and could indicate GB dyskinesia/dysfunction. ...Read more

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What to do if I have no gall bladder , ..Would that cause my kidney problems..Should i be on a special diet.?

What to do if I have no gall bladder , ..Would that cause my kidney problems..Should i be on a special diet.?

No relation: between gallbladder surgery and kidney disease. Your diet should be directed by your doctor who knows the significance or severity of your kidney issues. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have a kidney stone, and may have to get a lithotripsy. Does it hurt?

What do you recommend if I have a kidney stone, and may have to get a lithotripsy. Does it hurt?

Not really painful: Extracorporal lithotripsy is not really painful.They sit you in a water tank and use ultrasound to break the stone and it can be a little uncomfortable but you are given sedation and some are given anesthesia. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a kidney stone? There's pain in the area and fever

How do you know if you have a kidney stone? There's pain in the area and fever

X-ray or CT scan: Stones are of different chemical composition. Whether a stone can be seen on a plain x-ray of the abdomen depends on the size of the stone as well as it's composition. A ct scan without IV contrast is more sensitive for smaller or less dense stones. Even a large stone in the kidney that has not moved into the tube that drains the kidney ( known as the ureter) usually does not cause pain. ...Read more

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How do you treat painful lipomas if you have a CT of the abdomen come back normal?

How do you treat painful lipomas if you have a CT of the abdomen come back normal?

By removing: If you have multiple on body surface irritating or slight pain they are most likely neurofibromas show to your doctor once removed pain will go away . ...Read more

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What to do if I have a question kidney stones..?

What to do if I have a question kidney stones..?

Discovering stones: Ultrasound is excellent; CT scan of kidneys is precise also; have urine testing; urinalysis to start, then if stone present, 24 hour urine for urine chemistry analysis ...Read more

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Do you. We'd to do anything if you have a upj obstruction righ renal showed up on cat scan?

Do you. We'd to do anything if you have a upj obstruction righ renal showed up on cat scan?

Need more info: That kind of obstruction in your urinary system is serious and you must be under the care of a urologist ASAP to determine what is the cause of the obstruction is and to remedy it. ...Read more

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I have a kidney infection, and I passed a kidney stone. What do I do if I can't keep the antibiotics down due to vomiting?

I have a kidney infection, and I passed a kidney stone.  What do I do if I can't keep the antibiotics down due to vomiting?

Here are some ...: If you still have stone/UTI-related fever, seek reevaluation now so to prescribed a new compatible antibiotics if clinically you still have documented UTI. If having afebrile and being comfortable, the antibiotics could be stopped and watch. Of course, if UTI-related symptoms reappear or worsen, seek pro-attention right away. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a kidney stone, and may have to get a lithotripsy. does it hurt?

What to do if I have a kidney stone, and may have to get a lithotripsy. does it hurt?

Should get rid of it: Lithotripsy is done in an outpatient setting. It is not terribly painful and infinitely less painful then the pain of a large stone. ...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