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Is it poss for radiologist to miss bilat renal calculi on a CT? What should pt do w/ micro & gross hematuria >yr (& cola colored urine)? give up?

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Dr. Gregory Tichenor
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Hematuria

Anything is possible but calculi are usually easy to see on a CT.
Blood in the urine can be caused by many things including infection, stones, kidney diseases, muscle damage and others. We usually do blood tests to check kidney function, urine and often a CK to look for muscle damage. If those tests don't pinpoint the cause they at least help decide the next step.

In brief: Hematuria

Anything is possible but calculi are usually easy to see on a CT.
Blood in the urine can be caused by many things including infection, stones, kidney diseases, muscle damage and others. We usually do blood tests to check kidney function, urine and often a CK to look for muscle damage. If those tests don't pinpoint the cause they at least help decide the next step.
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