How are ureteral stones diagnosed?

How are ureteral stones diagnosed?

Kidney or ureteral stones are diagnosed by your doctor. He or she may:

  • Give you a physical exam and ask about your medical history.
  • Test your urine to see if it contains substances that form stones.
  • Test your blood to see if you have health problems that may have led to stones.
  • Order an imaging test to find the location of the stones. Imaging tests may also help to see if you have health problems that may have led to stones. Ultrasound is an effective imaging test to look for blockage. A computed tomography (CT) scan will help guide therapy by informing the doctor of the size, location, and hardness of the stone.