We Offer X-Rays for Kidney Stones at Our Urgent Care Center in Volusia County, FL

A common effect of dehydration, kidney stones can often be seen in X-rays. These small, hard deposits of calcium and other minerals can build up in the kidneys if the urine becomes highly concentrated. In high concentrations, the minerals can crystallize, stick together, and form solid masses, or “stones,” that settle in the kidneys.

Kidney stones are common. According to the National Kidney Foundation, one in 10 people will have a kidney stone at some point during their life. In addition to dehydration, other risk factors include high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity.

Do You Have a Kidney Stone?

Kidney stones can be extremely painful, especially when they pass through the duct between the kidney and the bladder (ureter) on their path toward exiting the body. The hallmark sign is severe pain that comes in waves, wrapping around one side of the body from the waist to the back.

In addition to “wraparound” pain, other symptoms of kidney stones can include:

  • Painful urination
  • Frequent need to urinate
  • Bloody urine
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fever and chills

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, your body may be attempting to pass a kidney stone. However, only a medical professional can confirm the presence of a stone, pinpoint its location in the urinary tract, and determine whether it is likely to pass on its own. For a prompt evaluation, come to Halifax Health ExpressCare in Volusia County, Florida, where we perform X-rays for kidney stones and urinalysis on a walk-in basis.

How Are Kidney Stones Treated?

A relatively small kidney stone may pass on its own, although it can cause a bout of considerable discomfort until it does. If your X-rays reveal one or more kidney stones, the team at Halifax Health ExpressCare can suggest an appropriate course of treatment, which can vary based on the size, location, and symptoms of your stones.

For kidney stones measuring less than 4 centimeters in diameter (as seen in X-rays), we may recommend that you drink an abundance of water, take a pain-relieving medication, and rest at home until your body passes the stone(s). Often, increased fluid intake can dilute the urine and help “flush out” kidney stones. However, if your symptoms worsen or your pain becomes excruciating, you should seek immediate medical attention at the nearest hospital ER.

Let’s Get to the Bottom of Your Pain

You can receive X-rays for kidney stones at any Halifax Health ExpressCare walk-in clinic in Volusia County, FL. Stop by today, and we will take care of you right away. When you leave our urgent care center, you will have a definitive diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan.

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