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X Ray For Kidney Stone
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
Urologist suggests CT scan after xray and sonogram suggest kidney stones, but he saw only "shadow." Is CT scan necessary to confirm stones? No pain.
CT scans are: more accurate than ultrasound for diagnosis of kidney stones and other anatomical abnormalities of kidneys such as tumors. If you are having painless hematuria, this condition raises suspicion of possible tumor in urinary tract. ...Read more
No: No, stones that passed out of the body are gone. It will show any remaining stones. There may temporarily be some residual signs of the obstruction caused by the stone, however. Also, if an infection has resolved, the CT might temporarily show some residual signs of the infection, but will otherwise be normal unless the infection resulted in scarring of the kidney. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adolescent. Lower right chronic flank pain for 3 years. Hematuria daily. History of kidney stones. Clean scans minus an ovarian cyst.
Get checked,,,: There could be several reasons for this. It could be from many bouts of infection or it could be from stones or it can be a defect in the ureter-bladder valve causing chronic reflux. It's best to go to your doctor and get more tests like an intravenous pyelogram to scan the urinary tract and a urinalysis to check the urine due to the blood and stones. Best of luck. ...Read more
Few 3 mm and 4 mm kidney stone in lower pole of kidney , pain hematuria for a month. Show on ultrasound not CT . Treatment options ?
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
Possible: But not commonly seen.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
22days post ureteroscopic kidney stone removal&stent placement still passing stones not on CT ? Scans show nonobstructing stones how can this be?
Possible: It is good to pass the stones- obstructing or non- obstructing is only a matter of size of the stone and diameter of the ureter ( which is the tube from kidney to the bladder) small size stones may not be seen on ct. Check with your doctor- if kidney stones is a recurrent issue, may benefit if you see a nephrologist who can do some special tests and advise preventive measures. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The renal ultrasound and kub X-ray shows no stones in kidneys or gall bladder but a urinal stone. What might be the reason?
Would a CT scan on the abdomen without contrast show kidney stones or gallbladder inflammation better than ultrasound?
CT for stones: Ct without contrast is much better than us for kidney and ureter stones. Ct detects calcium better. Most gallbladder disease involves inflammation. Us is better for right upper quadrant pain and suspected gallbladder disease. It is also cheaper and involves no radiation, so it is arguably safer over a person's lifetime. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: For renal stones (in kidney), ultrasound is usually adequate. Can also see dilation of the kidney when stone is blocking the outflow tube (ureter). For better clear picture and to see ureteral stones which are closer to bladder, ct scan is better. However, all ctscans must be considered carefully given the radiation exposure to the patient which ultrasound does not have. ...Read more
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
Could an abdominal/pelvic CT scan without contrast (ordered for ureteral stones) detect ovarian cancer also?
MAYBE: Although a contrast-enhanced ct--or, better still, a pelvic ultrasound--are preferred methods for visualizing the ovaries, a non-contact ct would likely show nonspecific irregularities of the ovaries. Bottom line: pelvic ultrasound is the best choice for visualizing ovaries. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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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