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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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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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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Hematuria and 4 small kidney stones still having a lot of pain even though stones are not blocjin anything had CT scan to confirm this tips?

Hematuria and 4 small kidney stones     still having a lot of pain even though stones are not blocjin anything    had CT scan to confirm this    tips?

Pain should resolve: Your pain should resolve if you increase your fluid intake and continue with pain meds as prescribed. You could have had a small stone that passed before the ct scan was done. At 26 yrs old, you should not already have 4 kidney stones. I recommend visiting a urologist for a possible metabolic evaluation to reduce or delay future stone episodes. ...Read more

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Just got the CT scan and found out that i got 11×8mm kidney stones, what will happen next?

See the Dr.: Depending on where the stone is,...is it blocking the duct, are you at risk for hydronephrosis/itis, are you in pain etc. will determine how the treatment goes.See the Urologist for management and to determine if you need a stent placed, antibiotics, pain meds, etc, etc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I know if i've passed a kidney stone without another CT scan?

How do I know if i've passed a kidney stone without another CT scan?

Capture it: Hopefully, you were screening your urine and caught the stone. If the scan showed a 3 mm stone and you captured a 3mm stone, that is good enough. You should be pain free and a check of your urine from your doctor should show that the blood has cleared. ...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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Does a CT scan always show iup kidney stones?

Does a CT scan always show iup kidney stones?

Not always: This does depend on the size of the kidney stone and the way the study is performed. Suffice it to say almost always ...Read more

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How well do kidney stones show in a CT scan without contrast?

How well do kidney stones show in a CT scan without contrast?

Very Well: Almost all kidney stones show up extremely well on a non-contrasted ct scan. A stone that was composed entirely of protein matrix may not show but the typical calcium oxalate, calcium phosphate, and uric acid stones show up very well. ...Read more

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How often is it really safe to have a CT scan for kidney stones?

How often is it really safe to have a CT scan for kidney stones?

Not often: Having a ct scan exposes a person to low doses of radiation. Most people will have at least one ct scan in there lifetime, which is not harmful. However, people with chronic conditions, like stones, may be exposed to radiation from imaging tests like ct scans multiple times in their life, which can be harmful. Trying to use alternative methods like ultrasound, if possible, is a good option. ...Read more

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If i had a CT scan without contrast would kidney stones show up ...

Yes: In fact, ct scanning without contrast is becoming the gold standard evaluation for kidney stones. Contrast material frequently obscures stones and makes their identification difficult. Stones as small as 1 mm can be detected with unenhanced ct technique. Radiolucent stones which cannot be seen well with plain x-ray technique do show up well with unenhanced ct scan. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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


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