how is kidney stones diagnosed
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What tests are done to diagnose a kidney stone?
If your doctor suspects that you have a kidney stone, you may have diagnostic tests and procedures, such as: Blood testing. Blood tests may reveal too much calcium or uric acid in your blood. Blood test results help monitor the health of your kidneys and may lead your doctor to check for other medical conditions. Urine testing.
How to detect kidney stones during pregnancy?
Abdominal X-rays to provide pictures of the abdomen, kidneys, bladder, and the ureters Non-contrast spiral CT scan 鈥?one of the most common tests for kidney stone diagnosis Intravenous pyelogram (IVP) 鈥?X-rays of the urinary tract Ultrasound 鈥?this examination is the most preferred test for pregnant women who are suffering from kidney stones
Can you see kidney stones on a CT scan?
Imaging tests may show kidney stones in your urinary tract. High-speed or dual energy computerized tomography (CT) may reveal even tiny stones. Simple abdominal X-rays are used less frequently because this kind of imaging test can miss small kidney stones.
What are the symptoms of a kidney stone?
A kidney stone may be treated with shockwave lithotripsy, uteroscopy, percutaneous nephrolithomy or nephrolithotripsy. Common symptoms include severe pain in lower back, blood in your urine, nausea, vomiting, fever and chills, or urine that smells bad or looks cloudy. Urine has various wastes dissolved in it.