Can a urinalysis detect kidney stones?

It serves as a tool. A dipstick ua by itself cannot detect kidney stones; when positive, it serves as an important piece of the puzzle. A microscopic ua may provide more information and cue us in as to what kind of stone may be present. The best way to detect a stone is to catch the stone. Diagnostic imaging is often needed since its a hard fish to catch.

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If I had a kidney stone, would a urinalysis show something?

It may, imaging. There may be microscopic hematuria, small amount of blood in urine, and depending on the type of stone, crystals may be present in the urine. However, imaging studies are the test of choice for diagnosing kidney stones. Read more...

Red blood cells found on my urinalysis report positive 23. does this mean I have kidney stone? If left untreated what will happen to me?

Yes, but ... How significant is the finding of 23 RBC in urinalysis? That depends on numerous factors which could not be addressed in a 400-letter space. To bridge the gap, please take time & patience to peruse article in http://formefirst.com/hematuria.html; thereby you can work closely with doctor so to deduce possible diagnosis for reasonable care. More? To www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login. Read more...

I have chronic kidney stones for the past 11 years all my tests are negative, urinalysis positive for hematuria. I'm always in pain and passing stones?

TUBULAR ECTASIA. This may be what you have. An old fashioned test called an I.V.P. Or I.V.U. Used to show it well. It is a variant where the tubes are larger and chrystal form more easily. A voiding diary with ins and outs measured until 2.5 l out per day is achieved can make your stones much smaller or passing as small crystals. Read more...

Pain for 3 days now on my back left side to my abdomen. It hurts more when I yawn or inhale deeply. My urinalysis is 2-5wbc/hpf. Is this kidney stone?

Many possibilities. Well there can be similarities with a kidney stone one would find blood in the urine. I assume since you had a urinalysis that you had a medical evaluation. I would recommend that you evaluate those areas of your anatomy close to the area you have your symptoms this could be the chestwall, lungs, the abdomen. And the intestines .We might also consider your muscles. Read more...

No doc. Not kidney stones. Plse help urinalysis. Color-amber. Blood-mod.*protein100*. RBC/HPF10-25*bac occasional=2= epithelial cells pres. Mucous pre?

Need more info. If you don't have a doc, how did you get the urinalysis? And how do you know this is not due to kidney stones? It's also not a "clean catch" sample, as evidenced by the epithelial cells. The differential is wide, and include kidney stones, urinary tract infection, and any number if intrinsic kidney diseases. Need context and info, please discuss with the doc who did the urinalysis with you. Read more...
Urinalysis. Urinalysis with 10-25 RBC per HPF is high and abnormal; indicates shedding of blood from either kidney or ureter or bladder; protein 100 is also high and abnormal; the combination usually indicates a glomerular disorder, particularly in males; epi cells and mucus could be from foreskin (if present); if not present, then this indicates irritation and shedding from within - ADVIL (ibuprofen) can cause all this. Read more...

My urinalysis results came back normal except: WBC Esterase 2+ WBC 11-30 Crystals: Amorphous Sediment I also have mild flank pain. Kidney stones?

Crystaluria. You may have renal stones as this entity cannot be excluded, however, your findings may be due to crystals in urine. Try drinking enough water everyday so that your urine is colorless and repeat the test in 3-4 months. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Read more...