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Left side stomach pain, kidney stone found. On fluids. KUB sonography safe? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 30-May-2013
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User:Hi...Good Evening
Doctor:Good evening
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:My wife had a pain in left side of the stomach
User:It was advised by a local doctor to go ahead with the KUB sonography
User:Accordingly we one ahead with the sonography last week and it was observed that she has 3mm stone in her kidney
Doctor:Please go ahead with the KUB sonography
User:we did that last week
User:She has 3mm stone in her kidney
Doctor:This is a very small stone
Doctor:Does not require any intervention
Doctor:She needs to take plenty of fluids
Doctor:It will be flushed away easily
User:She has been complaining about the pack pain for past several months...
Doctor:May I know her age?
User:is it because of the stone she has or it has got no relevance with kidney stone ?
User:She is 31yrs
Doctor:I need to get one thing clarified
Doctor:Why was the KUB sonograpphy alone done, when general ultrasound of the whole abdomen could have been done?
Doctor:Are you there?
Doctor:Are you with me?
User:pls wait
User:sorry..i was on a call
Doctor:It is fine
User:KUB sonography was suggested by the doctor which we gone ahead and did it
Doctor:Was an ultrasound of the whole abdomen done too?
Doctor:It is better to get it done
Doctor:A stone of 3mm will not cause pain
Doctor:in fact it will be asymptomatic
Doctor:Please get an ultrasound done
Doctor:It will rule out most of the possibilities
User:can you also suggest a doctor from where i should get this test done ?
Doctor:You do not need to consult a doctor for this
Doctor:You can just ask for ultrasound of the whole abdomen
Doctor:You can get it done in nearby good hospital
Doctor:Are you there?
Doctor:Are you with me?
Doctor:It seems like you are not responding
User:sorry...i am in the office...pls bear with me
Doctor:No problem
User:how that test will benefit us ?
Doctor:It will rule out most of the causes of pain in the abdoemn
Doctor:like appendicitis
User:and what about the back pain ?
Doctor:Back pain is different from abdominal pain
User:but it has connection with kidney stone....right ?
Doctor:Back pain is connected to kidney stone
Doctor:but a stone of 3 mmm will not cause pain, I am sure about this
User:so we will have to do seperate checks for back pain
Doctor:Yes, it may be required
User:actually she has undetaken physiotherapy sessions twice in last 6 months
User:but things didnt work out
User:she has got lower back xray done...
Doctor:What is the X-ray finding
User:gap between two bones has been reduced in her lower back
User:Doc said, though nothing major she will have do physiotherapy sessions
User:we did as per docs instructions but no results
Doctor:Physiotherapy exercises are good for this problem
User:we did as per docs instructions but no results
Doctor:The diagnosis may be reconsidered then
Doctor:It is better to see a spinal surgeon
User:thanks a lot for all your help
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:Is there anything else you want to know?
User:as of
User:will come back to you
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:Wishing your wife a speedy recovery
Doctor:bye for now
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