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Old 07-16-2012, 04:29 AM   #1
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test results questions?

Hi, I'm a 40 yr old woman w/ a history of occasional kidney stones. Lately I have had left flank plain and recurrent UTI's that are only briefly helped by antibiotics. My Dr ordered a renal ultrasound that showed mild prominent extrarenal pelvises, esp on the left. Also showed left medullary sponge kidney and possible partial UPJ stenosis also on the left. I than had a CT of abdomen and pelvis that showed small non obstructing calyceal calculus on left lower pole and the same on right upper pole. Numerous phleboliths were also seen in the pelvis (right and left iliac wings, sacral ala, and pubis ramus). Nothing else abnormal was found. Sent to Urologist who ordered a Lasix renal scan that showed no obstructions and normal wash out. He also ordered a whole body bone scan w/ SPECT to look for the sclerotic lesions previously found. This test came back fine. So my questions are- could these just have been kidney stones that passed w/out me even knowing? Upon my first follow up appointment the Urologist said no signs of kidney stones were found. I'm currently on yet another dose of Cipro due to another UTI and experiencing quite a bit of flank pain on both sides. Has anyone else had an experience like this where abnormalities are found but than just disappear upon further testing? I have another appointment this coming friday but would like other peoples perspectives about this. Thanks!

 
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:57 AM   #2
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Re: test results questions?

Yes kidney stones can be passed without knowing. It depends if they break up when they are coming out. Some get stuck and have to be helped out and some do not. So yes this could happen. If you keep getting kidney stones have they checked your uric acid level? The most common type of kidney stones is uric acid, but if you collect a kidney stone they can send it off to the lab for testing.

 
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:57 AM   #3
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In the past I had my stones examined and they turned out to be calcium. I'm just confused that the Urologist said there was no signs of stones after the CT scan but whatever did show up as a partial obstruction has left in such a short period of time (less than 2 weeks).

 
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