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,any where from the flank to the groin.
Sometimes. Since most kidney stones contain calcium, they may be visible on an abdominal xray (if large enough). Sometimes even larger stones may be obscured by gas or stool. A ct scan is the best test for kidney stones. Ct can identify tiny kidney stones and more importantly can determine whether there is obstruction. Common symptoms/signs include pain (back, side, pelvis) and/or blood in the urine.

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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

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...

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...

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...

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?

That can happen. It is possible for a kidney stone not to move very far in a few days. What is more important is to make sure no permanent damage is done to the kidney(s). Please see your doctor - if the symptoms persist or the stone does not pass (please keep straining your urine), you may benefit from a consult with a urologist, a surgeon of the genitourinary system. Read more...
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...

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?

Yes. Depending on size and composition stones might not be visible by x rays, see your doctor for persistent pain. Read more...
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...
Probably not.. A kidney stone on the move will not spare you pain during day--it hurts day or night. Since you only experience pain at night, something else is causing your pain. Kub is a so so test for kidney stone, but your pain pattern does not fit. It is difficult to tell what you have based on the limited info provided. Please consult doc for re-evaluation and possible additional testing. Good luck. Read more...

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...

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. Treatment depends on the size, location and symptoms caused by the stone.. See a urologist and he will evaluate your x-ray and make recommendations. Read more...
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...