Sometimes bladder stones — even large ones — cause no problems. But if a stone irritates the bladder wall or blocks the flow of urine, signs and symptoms may include:
Lower abdominal pain
Pain during urination
Difficulty urinating or interrupted urine flow
Blood in the urine
Cloudy or abnormally dark-colored urine
Bladder stones can develop when your bladder doesn’t empty completely. This causes urine to become concentrated urine, and then it may crystallize and form stones.
Men, especially those over 50, are more likely to have bladder stones.
Conditions that can raise the risk of bladder stones include:
An obstruction. Any condition that blocks the flow of urine from your bladder to the urethra — the tube that carries urine out of your body — can lead to bladder stone formation. There are a number of causes, but the most common is an enlarged prostate.
Nerve damage. Stroke, spinal cord injuries, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, a herniated disk and a number of other problems can damage nerves that control bladder function.
Breaking the stones into pieces: This is a procedure called cystolitholapaxy. Your doctor first does a cystoscopy to find the stones. Then, they use ultrasound, laser, or some other tool through the cystoscope to break up the stones and flush out the tiny pieces.
Surgery: If the stones are too large to break up, you may need to have surgery to open your bladder and remove them.
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