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How is the best way for a person to find out if they have a kidney stone?


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replied June 15th, 2018
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Hello and welcome,

I appreciate your concern,

There are certain alarming symptoms which could mean that a person have kidney stones,like severe pain on one or both sides of the back,abdomen or flanks,blood in the urine,nausea,vomiting,the frequent need to urinate,passing small amounts of urine, painful micturition,sometimes with fever and chills.

But to know for sure that either a person have kidney stones or not,a detailed personal history,physical exam and some tests are required like xray KUB(kidney,ureter,bladder),ultrasound scan of the abdomen,even ct scan and mri scan of the abdomen is required sometimes.urine is tested for crystals,blood and bacteria,blood is tested for calcium,uric acid and phosphorus levels to determine the cause of the formation of the stones.

I hope this is helpful

Wishing you the best of health.


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