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Bladder Stones

Information About Bladder Stones

We Have to Know about the Bladder Stones

  • Bladder stones are small masses of minerals that form in the bladder, the balloon-shaped organ in your pelvis that stores urine
  • Bladder stones, also called bladder calculi, often form when concentrated urine sits in your bladder

As urine stagnates, minerals in the urine form various crystals that may combine to form “stones.” Bladder stones usually develop secondary to another condition, such as an enlarged prostate or a urinary tract infection

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions

  • Heavy pain in lower abdomen?
  • Difficulty in passing urine?

Causes of Bladder Stones

  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
  • Inflammation
  • Medical devices, catheters
  • Obstruction to urine flow
  • Infection
  • Neurogenic bladder

Do’s and Don’ts -of Bladder Stones

  • To stop to void urine

Signs & Symptoms of Bladder Stones

  • Some people with bladder stones don’t have any signs and symptoms
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • In men, pain or discomfort in the penis
  • Painful urination
  • Frequent urination, especially during the night
  • Difficulty urinating or interruption of urine flow
  • Urine leakage (incontinence)
  • Blood in your urine
  • Abnormally dark-colored urine

Medical advice for Bladder Stones

  • If you notice any signs or symptoms such as lower abdominal pain
  • Painful or frequent urination, difficulty urinating or blood in your urine
    Risk factors for Bladder Stones

Risk factors for Bladder Stones

  • Hydroureter
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Kidney stones

Treatment for Bladder Stones

  • Bladder stones usually need to be removed. If the stone is small, your doctor may recommend that you drink an increased amount of water each day to help the stone pass. If the stone is large or doesn’t pass on its own
  • Cystolitholapaxy

Self-care for Bladder Stones

  • Drink plenty of fluids every day

Investigations for Bladder Stones

  • Urinalysis
  • X-ray
  • Intravenous pyelogram
  • Ultrasound
  • CT scan
    Causes of Bladder Stones
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