Kidney stones - Diagnosis


Diagnosis of a kidney stone can be quick and easy. The physician would enquire about the family history and will suggest some of the following tests.

  • Abdominal CT scan.
  • Urine tests to check for any infection or pieces of stones.
  • Imaging. It may show kidney stones in your urinary tract.
  • Intravenous pyelogram (IVP), an X-ray which shows the Urinary tract
  • Retrograde pyelogram, here doctor injects contrast into the ureter in order to visualize the ureter and kidney. 

Blood tests to find the creatinine level.  Creatinine is transported through the bloodstream to the kidneys. The kidneys filter out most of the creatinine and dispose of it in the urine. So, if the Creatinine is higher, chances are that the kidney is not functioning normally as it is used to. Normal value for creatinine in adult males ranges between 0.6 to 1.2 mgs, whereas adult females it is 0.5 to 1.1 mgs

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