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What should you expect when seeing a doctor about kidney stone symptoms?

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When you see your doctor about kidney stone symptoms, be ready to describe your symptoms, including when they started. You might want to write them down, along with a list of the medications and vitamins and supplements you take.

You should also try to keep track of how much you drink and pee in a 24-hour period. If your doctor thinks you might have kidney stones, she may order one or more tests.

From: How Do I Know If I Have a Kidney Stone? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Kidney Foundation: “Kidney Stones.”

Mayo Clinic: “Kidney stones: Symptoms,” “Preparing for Your Appointment,” “Tests and Diagnosis.”

Urology Care Foundation: “How are Kidney Stones Diagnosed?” “How are Kidney Stones Treated?”

Beaumont Health System: “Diagnosing Kidney and Ureteral Stones.”

RadiologyInfo.org: “General Ultrasound.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on December 21, 2018

SOURCES:

National Kidney Foundation: “Kidney Stones.”

Mayo Clinic: “Kidney stones: Symptoms,” “Preparing for Your Appointment,” “Tests and Diagnosis.”

Urology Care Foundation: “How are Kidney Stones Diagnosed?” “How are Kidney Stones Treated?”

Beaumont Health System: “Diagnosing Kidney and Ureteral Stones.”

RadiologyInfo.org: “General Ultrasound.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on December 21, 2018

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