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Doctor insights on: X Ray For Kidney Stone

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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?

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?

CT scan is better: Ct scan is now preferred test for kidney stones. Radio opaque stone can be seen on kub is the stone is big enough for x-ray; ct can detect smaller ones.
Ivp rarely being used. ...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


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Have a spot in low left pelvic area on xray. Need for concern or normal? X-ray was for kidney stones but see this spot elsewhere. Not a kidney stone

Have a spot in low left pelvic area on xray.  Need for concern or normal? X-ray was for kidney stones but see this spot elsewhere. Not a kidney stone

Need more info...: Without a direct scrutinizing look at the films, it is hard to tell for sure what this spot may be, but radiographically phlebolith or calcification on the venous valve of pelvic veins is most commonly confused as incidental finding with no clinical significance as long as being asymptomatic. If so, leave it alone with no need for care al all. More? Ask your doc or contact me, and I can help. ...Read more

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My mom had x-rays for her kidney stones 3 months ago a she passed 2 out of 3. But now she is having lower right back pain, nauseous and she is puking?

My mom had x-rays for her kidney stones 3 months ago a she passed 2 out of 3. But now she is having lower right back pain, nauseous and she is puking?

Stone?: Sounds like it could be kidney stone # 3 although quite difficult to say anything with such limited info. If she does not pass this quickly she may need hep with pain control. Any fever or serious signs should prompt visit to emergency room. A lot of what happens depends upon the size and location of the stone. ...Read more

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Can u see kidney stones on x-ray? What are signs of kidney stone?

Can u see kidney stones on x-ray? What are signs of kidney stone?

Sometimes: If the stone is in the kidney it may cause blood in the urine. If it passes into the ureter (tube that connects the kidney to the bladder,it can cause pain, often severe,anywhere from the flank to the groin. ...Read more

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I recently had a lumber spine X-ray if I've got kidney stones will they show on this x-ray?

I recently had a lumber spine X-ray if I've got kidney stones will they show on this x-ray?

Kidney Stones : A plain x-ray will only see kidney stones that have partially calcified; not all kidney stones, however, have calcium in them, so if you have typical symptoms — excruciating pain radiating into the groin, for example — you may well have a stone that is not calcified. Other tests can determine if you do. Follow up with your urologist. ...Read more

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I have Protein (30), Ketone (small), Bilirubin (small), Urobilinogen (8), and Blood (non-hemolyzed: trace) in my urine and my pH is 6.0. Should I be worried? My X-ray results showed "possible kidney stone" but my doctor has now ordered me to get a CT scan

I have Protein (30), Ketone (small), Bilirubin (small), Urobilinogen (8), and Blood (non-hemolyzed: trace) in my urine and my pH is 6.0. Should I be worried? My X-ray results showed "possible kidney stone" but my doctor has now ordered me to get a CT scan

Urine analysis: Based upon those results it sounds as if you have a kidney stone. Most stones will pass spontaneously or with some aid from medications. Some stones require more invasive type treatments. I would get the CT as ordered by you doctor. ...Read more

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Which type of kidney stone can not be detected through x-ray?

Which type of kidney stone can not be detected through x-ray?

Uric acid, cystine &: Struvite. All can be seen on non-contrast ct scan which is gold standard for detecting kidney stones and will demonstrate stones not detected by x-ray. ...Read more

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Had an X-ray tuesday and friday. Showed my kidney stone did not move at all not even an inch from where it was in my kidney. Is that normal?

Had an X-ray tuesday and friday. Showed my kidney stone did not move at all not even an inch from where it was in my kidney. Is that normal?

Depends on location : Was kidney stone in kidney or ureter? Many stones in parenchyma of kidney or even in collecting system do not readily move. If a stone is in ureter speed of movement is usually faster unless get stuck at junction of ureter and bladder. ...Read more

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I had an ultrasound done and it showed a 6-7mm kidney stone. The X-ray showed clear. What one is right?

I had an ultrasound done and it showed a 6-7mm kidney stone. The X-ray showed clear. What one is right?

Stones : A small kidney stones detected by ultrasound can sometimes be missed in plain x-rays. You should go with the ultrasound results. They are small and in your case asymptomatic in many cases they pass on their own hydrate yourself well and read about diet that decreases future stone formation . ...Read more

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Can "stool balls" look like a Kidney stone in an X-RAY?

Can "stool balls" look like a Kidney stone in an X-RAY?

Yes: Especially if there is calcification in the stool ball. It will appear bright white on Xray, just like a kidney stone. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Kub X-ray showed no stone I am still having severe pain at night on my left side could it still be a kidney stone?

Kub X-ray showed no stone I am still having severe pain at night on my left side could it still be a kidney stone?

Possible: Not all kidney stones show up on x-ray. If the pain is only at night it is not likely to be a stone. You should see your doctor for a proper work-up. ...Read more

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CT showed 4mm kidney stone 8 days ago. X-ray today showed nothing. I don't think it has passed, but not much pain. Should I get another CT?

CT showed 4mm kidney stone 8 days ago. X-ray today showed nothing. I don't think it has passed, but not much pain. Should I get another CT?

CT showing stone: CT scan images are far more precise than plain KUB xray. CT scan will pick up smaller images and will pick up non-calcium containing stones. KUB will reveal only calcium stones and size and position and angles matter for visibility. Getting another CT is not compelling. Drink 4-5 liters per day. Include lemon extract 5 tblspn ReaLemon per day. 4 mm will pass. ...Read more

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I have kidney stone not blocking anything 9mm. Why do I have back pain and ovary pain? Had u/s & all good there too. Had X-ray and CT too.

I have kidney stone not blocking anything 9mm. Why do I have back pain and ovary pain? Had u/s & all good there too. Had X-ray and CT too.

In Kidney: If the stone is in kidney and not ureter (would be a boulder for the ureter) stone is probably not source of pain if infection absent. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for Kidney Stones. I had hip X-RAYS for another reason and a Kidney Stone showed up in my right kidney on the X-RAY?

What are the treatments for Kidney Stones. I had hip X-RAYS for another reason and a Kidney Stone showed up in my right kidney on the X-RAY?

Kidney stones: Small kidney stones pass through the bladder. If this stone is less than 5 mm, it will pass. If larger, then the stone should be broken up by lithotripsy — or it can be removed surgically. Then, analysis of the stone content and a metabolic work up is essential to determine why the stone formed. Then a med can be prescribed and diet can be adjusted. Start with drinkin4 liters / day. Diet matters. ...Read more

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The renal ultrasound and kub X-ray shows no stones in kidneys or gall bladder but a urinal stone. What might be the reason?

? bladder stone: I am not quite sure but here is a possibility. Us and kub are not as sensitive as a ct study for small kidney stones, stones in the ureters or in the urinary bladder. The urinal stone might have been in the urinary bladder. ...Read more

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Told there as a kidney stone that has shown up on xry that measures 2mm. Can a kidney stone acurately be measured via xray?

May or may not: Best is helical ct scan. Some stones are missed by xrays. However, further work up should be done only if there are some symptoms. ...Read more

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My doctor seen a 2mm kidney stone in a xray on 3/7/12 and I still haven't passed it. Is this normal?

My doctor seen a 2mm kidney stone in a xray on 3/7/12 and I still haven't passed it. Is this normal?

Yes: Stones can take a variable amount of time to pass. This is a rather small stone and hopefully will readily pass in the near future. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a kidney stone to be stuck in the lower portion of the ureter without inflicting any pain? Mine appears stuck(xray), w/ no symptoms?

Is it possible for a kidney stone to be stuck in the lower portion of the ureter without inflicting any pain? Mine appears stuck(xray), w/ no symptoms?

Yes: Eagle it is possible if the stone is not obstructing the flow of the urine. Some stones do not obstruct and therefore do not cause symptoms, but they can eventually become obstructive or partially obstructive so they are often treated if they do not pass on their own. ...Read more

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My father was in for kidney stone but xray shows nothing, now his left testicle is swollen 4 x normal size. Catheter maybe?

My father was in for kidney stone but xray shows nothing, now his left testicle is swollen 4 x normal size. Catheter maybe?

Needs more assessmen: Ultrasound of both testes should be considered. Note any trauma. Possibilities: swelling/infection of epididymis, bleeding, possible torsion of testis which is emergency. Less likely cancer, prostate related. ...Read more

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4mm kidney stone xray showed it at L4. I've had a lot more pain & haematuria & now buttock/hip pain. Does that indicate the stone has moved to bladder?

Moved somewhat: It is known that these stones will hurt when they move. Bleeding will also occur. Can't always tell where it is by the pain. The closer to the bladder, the more likely you will feel it in the groin area or back. The best way to know where it is, is with an X-ray. Hope it passes quickly ...Read more

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From last 1.5 months, pain on right side of chest till back, ultrasound whole abdomen diagone kidney stone 5mm & chest xray normal, I do gyming?

From last 1.5 months, pain on right side of chest till back, ultrasound whole abdomen diagone kidney stone 5mm & chest xray normal, I do gyming?

See answer: If kidney stone is in your right kidney and if question is whether kidney stone is the cause of your described pain, the answer is "possibly" if no other valid cause of your pain has been established. That said, a 5 mm renal stone in a young adult has the potential to cause problems at some point, and certainly not unreasonable to recommend eswl treatment regardless of whether it is symptomatic. ...Read more

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I've had 4mm kidney stone (per xray) causing flank pain for 1 month. My pcp won't refer me to urologist w/out CT scan but I don't want the radiation.?

I've had 4mm kidney stone (per xray) causing flank pain for 1 month. My pcp won't refer me to urologist w/out CT scan but I don't want the radiation.?

You have good point: Yes your are right, speak to PCP again may refer you to urologist. Unfortunately that stone was there for 1 month Yes CT with contrast will give negligible radiation but gives valuable information in managing your case, location, reason why it got stuck for 1 month, status of ureter, need for intervention etc ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! Will kidney stones be missed on a kub x-ray?

Need doctor's help! Will kidney stones be missed on a kub x-ray?

Sometimes: There can be obscuration of kidney stones by a large amount of stool in the colon, calcifications in other structures like lymph nodes or arteries. Small kidney stones may thus be missed. Some stones are not very radiopaque and will not show up clearly on the kub. Such stones are better seen on ct. ...Read more

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Went to ER knowing was kidney stones X-ray I'm fine. Since had ultra sound and ct w/cont now have fractured ribs? How can this be? No fall/blow to ribs

Need more info...: Why & when did you go to ER for x-ray? What is the interval between x-ray & US+CT? ... More in history? Besides, finding of physical exam is needed. How to unveil the puzzle inside your clinical profile? Follow instructions/ steps described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you can surely work with doc to deduce right diagnosis for right care. Best ... ...Read more

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Is there a medication to dissolve Kidney Stones? I had hip X-RAYS and an Ovoid Renal Stone was found in my Right Kidney.

Is there a medication to dissolve Kidney Stones? I had hip X-RAYS and an Ovoid Renal Stone was found in my Right Kidney.

No: There is no medication to resolve kidney stone,you should drink a lot of water if stone is small may be help to pass,otherwise you should see nephrology for procedure to remove the stone. ...Read more

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Do all kidney stones show up on kub kidney xray?

No: No, many will not. Ct with kidney stone protocol is much more sensitive. Rarely, certain stones are not seen even with a ct. ...Read more

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Do all kidney stones show up on a kub kidney xray?

Do all kidney stones show up on a kub kidney xray?

No: Very few do. The Best assessment for kidney stones is a stone protocol ct scan, followed by renal ultrasound. Read more here: http://www.Conciergeradiologist. Com/ct-scan. Html and here: http://www.Conciergeradiologist. Com/ultrasound-scan. Html. ...Read more

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I have kidney stones.in a recent xray says: there aremultiple phleboliths in lower pelvis". Is this dangerous? The dr asked if had pain.

I have kidney stones.in a recent xray says: there aremultiple phleboliths in lower pelvis". Is this dangerous? The dr asked if had pain.

Stones vs phlebolith: Kidney stones are not phleboliths and phleboliths are not kidney stones; phleboliths are calcification of pelvic blood vessels. Stones in ureter or kidney are very different. Stones cause pain; phleboliths do not cause pain typically. ...Read more

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How accurate is a xray for detecting kidney stones because it's been a month since I was diagnosed and still no stone can it be something else in there?

How accurate is a xray for detecting kidney stones because it's been a month since I was diagnosed and still no stone can it be something else in there?

Kidney stones: For a very large kidney stone we may use a xray to trac it, however the small stone requires a ct to see them. Ct's give alot of raditation and nust be used with discretion, for your own health. Nothing is perfect, but searching for a small stone, and other ureteral or renal problems a ct may give you the best diagnostic options. ...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