Your first diagnosis of
kidney stones often occurs when you see your doctor or
go to an emergency room because you are in great pain. Your doctor or an
emergency medicine specialist will ask you questions and
examine you. After you pass a
stone, your doctor may give you another exam to find out whether you are likely
to get kidney stones again.
Tests to diagnose kidney stones
Your doctor may do
one or more of the following tests to help diagnose kidney stones, see where they are
located, and find out if they are causing or may cause damage to the
spiral computed tomography (CT) scan is the preferred
test for kidney stones. It is a special type of CT scan that moves in a circle.