What are bladder stones?
Bladder stones are crystalline masses that form from the minerals and proteins which naturally occur in urine. Bladder stones can form anywhere in the urinary tract before depositing in the bladder. They begin as tiny granules, about the size of a grain of sand, but they grow to more than an inch in diameter. These stones can block the flow of urine causing pain and difficulty with urination. They can also scratch the bladder wall, which may lead to bleeding or infection.
Age, poor fluid intake, incomplete emptying of the bladder, recurrent urine infections, medical conditions, for example, gout. Men are more prone to developing bladder stones.
- Blood in the urine.
- Difficulty and pain while passing urine, extra pressure required to pass urine.
- Frequent urge to pass urine.
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