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"Computed tomography of kidneys, ureters, and bladder or CT KUB is a quick, non-invasive diagnostic imaging technique that provides more detailed information about the kidneys than other standard X-rays. CT KUB helps diagnose urolithiasis (formation of hard deposits in the kidney), congenital anomalies, polycystic kidney disease, fluid accumulation around the kidneys, and the location of abscesses.


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I have a kidney stone. Can it be displaced during surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 51-year-old female. I got sick about a month ago and I went to urgent care. My left kidney was swollen and I had an infection. I have a 0.7 inch kidney stone and they put a stent in. I do not want to have surgery. I am scared that the use of natural remedies can hurt the stent o...  Read Full »

Dr. Karthik Rajan

Answer: Hello,Welcome to 0.7 inch kidney stone is a fairly large one and it will definitely require surgery. I cannot recommend using any natural remedies for a stone of this size though they will not affect the stent. The stone, however, can move to cause obstruction again, but this is unlike...  Read Full »

My 12-year-old son has a complex cyst in his kidney. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 12 years old. Last week we found out that he has a complex cyst in his kidney. I am so worried and cannot wait until I see a urologist next week. So, I want to show you the ultrasound images and get your opinion on it. The GP said that he has a complex cyst and this scares me ev...  Read Full »

Dr. Choudhary Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to According to the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) you sent, it looks like a hilar lesion, but it is still not causing any pressure effects. I would need further investigations as, CT scan of the abdomen and KUB (kidney, ureter, and bladder) regi...  Read Full »

Are my abdominal pain and burning while urinating really due to UTI?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old girl, I am having left abdominal pain and burning sensation on urinating. I did an ultrasound, but it was normal, and no renal stones were found. After few days, I started having pain from the back till the bladder, vomiting, and weakness. So, I got admitted, and th...  Read Full »

Dr. Raja Ramesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I saw your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and from what you say, it may be a urinary tract infection. To rule out urinary tract infection, I would suggest urine culture. Left sided pain can occur if the left kidney and ureter is infected, with o...  Read Full »

What should I do for my right lower back pain radiating to right abdomen and groin?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain in my right lower back for about a week now. The pain radiates to the right side of my abdomen and groin area. It is not a constant pain but can be extremely uncomfortable at times. What is this in your opinion, and what course of action should be taken?  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Right loin to groin pain is a classic presenting pain of ureteric colic, which can be due to stone in the right ureter blocking your kidney cause renal capsule stretch and pain. The pain can be severe, and patients keep searching for a comfortable position to reduce the...  Read Full »

What causes left-sided hip pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have some pain on the left side just above my hip bone. It started recently after I finished my period and it has been there for a few days. It is very much uncomfortable and hurts when there is pressure on it.  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It appears that the pain isn't tied to your menstrual cycle. If the pain is concentrated towards your back, it might be related to muscles. In such cases, a muscle relaxant like Tolperisone 450, taken once daily for five days, could provide relief. On the other hand, if t...  Read Full »

How do nephrolithiasis and soft tissue calcification vary?

Query: Hi doctor, The findings of my 12 year old daughter's x-ray showed a cluster of 3 mm density overlying the right kidney, which may represent soft tissue calcification versus nephrolithiasis. I would like to get a clear understanding of the difference between soft tissue calcification and nephrolithi...  Read Full »

Dr. Krishna Somani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Nephrolithiasis means kidney stones and soft tissue calcification means any part of renal parenchyma gets high deposits of calcium and show up in x-ray. I want to know the reason for x-ray done. Is she having pain in the flank or burning sensation in urine or f...  Read Full »

My CT scan says distended ureters. Is it narrowed or widened?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had 0.039 inch and 0.078 inch stones in my left and right kidneys for the past two years. A recent CT scan reported that I have a mild distention of the ureter. Is this a narrowing or widening of my ureters? Also, how could this be treated if the stones do not pass? Will I need ...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From the attached images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), this is widening of your ureter. We say mild distension when the ureter is slightly dilated. This has many causes, like distal obstruction due to a stone or reflux of urine. Usually, mi...  Read Full »

How to treat prostate enlargement and difficulty urinating?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a sleep disorder, anxiety, panic disorder, high blood pressure, and prostate enlargement for a week. I have difficulty in urinating for two weeks.   Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Prostate enlargement occurs commonly after 50 years of age and it causes symptoms like difficulty in passing urine. Doing investigations like ultrasound KUB (kidney, ureter, and bladder) and prostate will help to know the size of the prostate and other abnormalities in ...  Read Full »

What is the chance of passing kidney stones with medicine?

Query: Hello doctor, I have 8 mm renal calculi in the right upper ureter. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to CT KUB (kidneys, ureter, and bladder) is 95 percent accurate to diagnose urinary stones. Usually, stones form in the kidney and drop down the ureter causing extreme pain due to stretch of the renal capsule. Since your right kidney is blocked, I need to check on your kid...  Read Full »

Kindly interpret the sonography report of kidney.

Query: Hello doctor, Please interpret the sonography report.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandip Pramanik

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have a stone in left kidney, lower calyx, 8.9 mm stone (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Go for serum creatinine test and you have to undergo CECT KUB and CT urogram as well to come to a conclusion regarding diagnosis and further planning. Make sure t...  Read Full »

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