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How accurate is a xray for detecting kidney stones because its 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 its 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 an 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

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Dr. William Singer
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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


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How accurate are xrays in finding kidney stones?

How accurate are xrays in finding kidney stones?

Not very accurate: Abdominal xray are usually not very accurate as the first study for kidney stones. Some stones are not opaque enough to be seen on an xray alone. The kidneys are frequently obscured by bowel gas & stools on the xray and can't be visuallized well, particularly if the stones are small. Ct (better) or ultrasound are better. Xray can be then used for follow up once the stones have been located. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how precise are xrays for finding kidney stones?

Can you tell me how precise are xrays for finding kidney stones?

Kidney stones: Some stones are invisible on XRAY, called radiotransparent while others are called radioopaque and are seen on XRAYs. So, an XRAY that shows no stones does not mean you have no stones. There are other more sophisticated tests such as an IVP, intravenous pyelogram for finding of such translucent stones. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Had l spine xray and CT scan for kidney stones, all clear. Low back pain..Would l spine xray have shown lower back tumor? No stones, uti, etc.

Had l spine xray and CT scan for kidney stones, all clear. Low back pain..Would l spine xray have shown lower back tumor? No stones, uti, etc.

No: An x-ray of the lumbar spine would predominantly show only bone. In general, an x-ray is not a very sensitive test to detect the specific cause of back pain in most patients. Consider requesting an MRI which shows the bone, but also shows the nerves, discs, and other soft tissues of the back and is therefore much more sensitive than an x-ray. ...Read more

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Could be myeloma in woman in early thirties? Only symptom is persistent low back pain.Had clear l spine xray/ clear CT scan for kidney stones. No uti.

Could be myeloma in woman in early thirties? Only symptom is persistent low back pain.Had clear l spine xray/ clear CT scan for kidney stones. No uti.

Diagnosis of myeloma: Your answer is longer than 400 characters. You can find the information you seek at this website: http://www.Cancer.Org/cancer/multiplemyeloma/detailedguide/multiple-myeloma-diagnosis good luck. ...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?

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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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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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

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