When Should You See A Doctor For Kidney Stones

When Should You See A Doctor For Kidney Stones?

You should see a doctor if you have symptoms of kidney stones. The only way to know for sure if you actually have a kidney stone is to see a family doctor. If it is determined that you have kidney stones, a family doctor will refer you to a Urology Specialist.

If you get to the point where you feel you cannot stand due to the pain, or sit or even lay down or if you notice blood in your urine, then you should see a doctor. It could be a kidney stone, it could be something else.

Blood in your urine could mean bladder cancer, and infection, a tumor or kidney stones. It could also be something else.

How Are Kidney Stones Diagnosed?

Kidney stones are diagnosed by a variety of different methods from different doctors, depending on symptoms described by the patient. here are a few…

  • Blood Tests – Too much calcium and uric acid can be detected in the blood, helping to develop a diagnosis
  • Urine Tests – A strainer used during urination may be used to catch mineral and calcium deposits
  • Images Tests – X-Rays can detect larger stones, although smaller stones may not be detected

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At Whitefish Family Doctor we believe in treating the whole person, if you think you may have the symptoms of a kidney stone or are having trouble sitting down, lying down or are urinating blood, please contact us.


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