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Stone even though KUB was negative
last week i went to the doctor because of severe pain in the right kidney/ureter area.  the doctor sent me for a KUB xray which was negative but i still have severe pain that feels like kidney stone pain.  is it possible to have a stone eventhough the KUB is negative????????  the urine dip test also didnt show infection but there was blood.
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Yes, it is possible to have a stone when the KUB is negative.  There are certain types of stones that are not seen with a KUB.  The best test would be a non-contrast CT scan.  This should be considered if a kidney stone is still suspected.  

Followup with your personal physician is essential.

This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.

Kevin, M.D.
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