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Detection & diagnosis

Kidney stones can be found by chance during tests for other conditions. There are also specific tests to check for kidney stones.

These may include:

  • ultrasound
  • CT scans
  • X-rays, including an intravenous pyelogram or IVP, where dye is injected into the bloodstream before the X-ray is taken.

Detecting and diagnosing stones helps to decide on the treatment. Urine and blood tests can assist in finding out the cause.

Analysis of a stone is very useful. If one passes out of your body, collect it and take it to your doctor.

Clinical guidelines – See the national and international clinical guidelines for the detection and management of kidney and related chronic diseases here.


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