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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.

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Internal Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Mostly not important

Phlebolith is small usually rounded, calcification within vein.
These are very common in the veins of the lower part of the pelvis, and they are generally of no clinical importance.Sometimes confused with ureteral stonesl.Phleboliths in pelvis are present in about 44.2% of people, more common in females. Increase in number with age.Only if have pain should have further investigation.

In brief: Mostly not important

Phlebolith is small usually rounded, calcification within vein.
These are very common in the veins of the lower part of the pelvis, and they are generally of no clinical importance.Sometimes confused with ureteral stonesl.Phleboliths in pelvis are present in about 44.2% of people, more common in females. Increase in number with age.Only if have pain should have further investigation.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
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In brief: Phleboliths

are a common incidental finding.
They are calcifications of small pelvic veins. They generally cause no symptoms. Their main significance is that they can sometimes mimic ureteral stones on xray.

In brief: Phleboliths

are a common incidental finding.
They are calcifications of small pelvic veins. They generally cause no symptoms. Their main significance is that they can sometimes mimic ureteral stones on xray.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Dr. Michael Gabor
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