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Managing The Kidney Stones

Diagnosing Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are rarely diagnosed before they begin causing pain. This pain, called renal colic, is often severe enough to send patients to the ER (emergency room), where a variety of tests can uncover the stones. These may include a CT scan, X-rays, ultrasound, and urinalysis. Blood tests can help look for high levels of minerals involved in forming kidney stones.

The CT scan here shows a stone blocking the ureter, the duct that empties into the bladder.

Home Care for Kidney Stones

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The Kidney Stones

As the kidneys filter waste from the blood, they create urine. Sometimes, salts and other minerals in urine stick together to form small kidney stones. These range from the size of a sugar crystal to a ping pong ball or more, but they are rarely noticed unless they cause a blockage. They may cause intense pain if they break loose and push into the ureters, the narrow ducts leading to the bladder.

When kidney stones move through the urinary tract, they may cause: Read more…

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