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29. Picture of Kidney Stone Diagnosis

Picture of Kidney Stone Diagnosis
Flickr / Jay M. Dillon
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Kidney stones cause a distinct set of symptoms including severe flank pain, nausea, vomiting, and sometimes blood in the urine. Kidney stones are diagnosed once the doctor has ruled out other potential causes of flank pain. Imaging studies, such as ultrasound or a helical CT scan without contrast, may be performed to confirm the diagnosis.

Image Source: Flickr / Jay M. Dillon

Text Reference: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Kidney Stones in Adults”

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