"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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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 t... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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, wi... Read Full »
What test should I do for smelly and yellow urine?
Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from prostate infection for the past six months. It started with blood in urine and then burning sensation while urinating. I am also having smelly and yellow urine. Before this, I got mouth ulcers. Also, I had itching sensation throughout the body mainly in the ches... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is it accompanied by joint pains? Have you done urine culture and sensitivity?Left varicocele causes should be ruled by doing a complete ultrasonography of the abdomen and CT KUB (kidney, ureter and bladder).Serum PSA (prostate specific antigen) should be checked. Have yo... Read Full »
Although I have normal test results, I suffer from persistent UTI. Why?
Query: Hello doctor,I am suffering from UTI from last six months. All my tests are normal, but the symptoms are not going away. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should have uploaded the last urine routine examination and culture reports. Do you have any medical comorbidity like diabetes? If UTI (urinary tract infection) is there for so long, it should be investigated thoroughly. So, get an ultrasound KUB (kidney, ureter, and ... Read Full »
How will my kidney stones be detected?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old, fairly healthy female. I have been suffering from kidney stones since the age of 15. Mostly the stones would go away on their own without causing any pain. But in the last seven to eight months, I had been suffering from recurrent UTIs and mild pain in the kidney. Aro... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you have got stone problem so early and since you are a recurrent kidney stone former, you need a thorough evaluation to prevent further stone episodes. You should collect the stone you pass in urine and do FTIR (Fourier Transform Infrared) spectroscopy analysis ... Read Full »
What is the management for high blood pressure in my husband, who has a tumor in his left kidney?
Query: Hi doctor, My husband has a tumor in his left kidney. He does not have blood in urine, but he has high blood pressure for a while. His BP is as high as 140 to 160/90 to 105 mmHg. The reports I have attached are roughly three months old. Is operation a necessity? If so, then what needs to be done? I ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It clearly shows 44 mm size tumor arising from the mid pole of the left kidney. The tumor looks like a malignant tumor. He definitely requires an operation called partial nephrectomy if possi... 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 icliniq.com. 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 »
I have had kidney stones, and my recent CT scan suggests distended ureters. Does this indicate that my ureters have narrowed or widened?
Query: Hello doctor, I have had 1 mm and 2 mm 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 surgery, and... Read Full »
Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
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 icliniq.com. CT KUB (kidneys, ureter, and bladder) is 95% 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 kidney fu... Read Full »
How to manage bladder sphincter dyssynergia?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24 year old male, and I have a lot of problems during urination, from 20 days. The quantity of urine is very less, I feel that my bladder is not empty, and I have to pee frequently. I consulted a doctor, and he asked me to do a urine culture, KUB scan, and uroflowmetry. My ur... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the description, you do not appear to have bladder sphincter dyssynergia, as you have these symptoms for a short duration and KUB (kidney, ureter, and bladder) scan is normal. Were you prescribed any antibiotics at the start of this episode? I think it is a case o... 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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 follows. CT scan of the abdomen and KUB (kidney, ureter, and bla... Read Full »