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Kidney Stones

Alternate Names : Nephrolithiasis, Urolithiasis, Urinary Calculi

Kidney Stones | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

How is the condition diagnosed?

Diagnosis of kidney stones begins with a medical history and physical exam. The healthcare provider may order tests, including:

  • an abdominal X-ray known as a KUB, which examines the kidneys, ureter, and bladder
  • a complete blood count, or CBC, to look for infection or chronic disease
  • a CT scan to look for abnormalities
  • an intravenous pyelogram to detect stones in the urinary system
  • kidney function tests, to look for signs of kidney disease
  • an ultrasound of the urinary system
  • a urinalysis to check for blood or signs of infection in the urine

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    Kidney Stones: Prevention & Expectations

    Author: Stuart Wolf, MD
    Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
    Date Reviewed: 05/22/01

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