Kidney stones can be found by chance during tests for other conditions. There are also specific tests to check for kidney stones.
These may include:
- CT scans
- X-rays, including an intravenous pyelogram or IVP, where dye is injected into the bloodstream before the X-ray is taken.
Detecting and diagnosing stones helps to decide on the treatment. Urine and blood tests can assist in finding out the cause.
Analysis of a stone is very useful. If one passes out of your body, collect it and take it to your doctor.Kidney stonesTreatment