Re: Can a CT miss a stone?
Well, I just passed a kidney stone yesterday and I had residual pain but NOTHING like the pain I had before passing it! Today, luckily I don't have the pain. I think you can have pain after passing a stone depending on the size of it. Remember, the stone comes down a very narrow way and if the stone is large enough, it can cause some discomfort after passing but more so, you feel the relief of the pain being almost gone. I'm surprised that your doctor didn't tell you that. Stones come in different sizes and shapes. I had a CT scan done to check to see if the stones I have had for years was passed since I had passed a stone and it was still there. I though, that's funny, I didn't know I had 2 of them. Then a month later (yesterday) I passed another one! I don't know if the one I had has been breaking down or I have developed new ones or how fast stones can develop, but I don't think CT scans are always 100% accurate. Chances are, if you had excruciating pain, and now it's gone, you have probably passed it. Drink lots of water with lemon I'm told to prevent further stones. Good Luck!