A phlebolith itself is harmless and I wouldn’t worry about it. It is usually a calcified vessel in the pelvis that is commonly seen on X-rays. When dealing with kidney stones, it is important to delineate between a phlebolith and a stone. Your IVP should show the dye filling the ureter and the phlebolith outside the ureter, or your doctor would have done other testing. If your IVP was normal, showing prompt excretion of contrast and normal function, you should not have anything to worry about. If you have pain or another reason to suspect that your kidney is blocked, a non-contrast CT scan can be done to look for a stone vs. a phlebolith.
Copyright 1994-2017MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.