Users' questions

How to know if you have a kidney stone?

How to know if you have a kidney stone?

Kidney stone pain can be intermittent or ongoing. Kidney stone pain is only one symptom that patients experience. Understanding other warning signs may help them avoid a great deal of suffering. This will also aid in securing a quick diagnosis and treatment. Below is a list of symptoms that kidney stone patients may experience.

When to seek medical help for a kidney stone?

Below is a list of symptoms that kidney stone patients may experience. If you’re experiencing these symptoms, it’s important to seek immediate medical help. Severe pain – Pain that prevents patients from finding a comfortable position, including severe pain in the lower back, abdomen or groin.

What kind of pain does a kidney stone cause?

A stone that grows to 3 millimeters or larger can block the ureter as it moves from the kidney to the bladder. This movement can cause unbearable pain, usually in the lower back, right / left flank, or groin. Kidney stone pain can be intermittent or ongoing.

How big is a 4mm kidney stone?

Diagnosed with a 4mm kidney stone. need to clarify some points. I was recently diagnosed with a kidney stone last week measuring 4mm in the proximal ureter with mild hydronephrosis, i had some flank-groin-back pain and also some trouble urinating (burning and too much effort with low volume).

Can a renal stone be seen on an abdominal X-ray?

Renal stones/calculi are concretions of inorganic material within the renal collecting system. 90% of renal calculi contain enough calcium to be visible on abdominal X-rays. Urate and matrix stones are not visible. Renal stones are often small, but if large can fill the renal pelvis or a calyx, taking on its shape which is likened to a staghorn.

Diagnosed with a 4mm kidney stone. need to clarify some points. I was recently diagnosed with a kidney stone last week measuring 4mm in the proximal ureter with mild hydronephrosis, i had some flank-groin-back pain and also some trouble urinating (burning and too much effort with low volume).

Can a renal calculi be seen on an ultrasound?

Renal calculi may also be visible with ultrasound, or CT of the Kidneys, Ureters and Bladder (CT-KUB) Abnormal renal calcification may affect either the renal parenchyma (nephrocalcinosis) or more commonly the collecting system (renal calculi).

Can a renal stone take the shape of a staghorn?

Urate and matrix stones are not visible. Renal stones are often small, but if large can fill the renal pelvis or a calyx, taking on its shape which is likened to a staghorn. Uncommonly the renal parenchyma can become calcified.