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Have lower abdominal pain. X ray done. Looking for advice

Hi, I have lower right abdominal pain and been told to do X-Ray . I just got my X-Ray report shown below, but I do not know what does it mean. Bowel shadows are partially obscuring both kidneys. Tehy appear normal in size. No radio-opaque urinary calculus is demostrated. There are multiple small round calcifications in the pelvis bilaterally which are suggestive of phleboliths. Can anyone help to explain please?
Thu, 12 Jul 2012
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Welcome to HealthcareMagic forum.

Your X-ray is grossly normal. Simple explanation of the report is as follows

1. The shape and size of kidney cannot be commented as the bowels adjacent and in front of it are obscuring it. This can happen when one is constipated and the bowel is distended by stool and gas.
However it is clear that there are no stones noted in the kidney.

2. There are a small calcifications noted in a few of veins in the pelvis. Such calcified vein spots are described as phlebolith. These phleboliths are harmless condition and doesn't need any treatment.

The bottom line is your abdominal X-ray is normal and does not explain the right abdominal pain that you have.

Hope this information is sufficient.

Wish you good health.

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