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kidney pain

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  • Posted By: ouchieeee
  • April 10, 2007
  • 02:48 AM

I saw a doctor (??) today who claimed that ALL kidney stones have 'blood in the urine' that show up microscopically when a quickie urine test is done. I dispute that, but can anyone verify this for me? I have a history of stones, I had a kidney removed because it was so diseased. I was born with a deformation, i.e. three kidneys. The two on the left side were 'siamese' and joined together, but although small and fully functioning with their own ureter tubes, the one half seemed to have developed the stones. And now, the half that is left seems to be doign the same thing. I *remember* the pain and the symptoms VERY well, even though it's been 12 years. However, my gripe is that this doctor is simply a DO, not an MD, and surely not schooled in urology. Can anyone help me with this? I thank you.

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  • Get a CT scan or MRI.
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  • Thanks, I am seeing another doctor and plan to request a spiral CT scan. Since My mom died of renal failure, I feel that is another risk factor to consider so find the CT scan needed to find out what *is* going on with that kidney.
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