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ABOUT THE DISEASE

Bladder calculi, also known as bladder stones, are composed of calcified material that develops when urine becomes concentrated or stagnant, as due to incomplete emptying of bladder.

It may remain asymptomatic in many patients. Small stones may pass out on their own but larger ones would require treatment.

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SYMPTOMS

  • • Discomfort or pain in the penis for males.
  • • More frequent urination or interruption of flow.
  • • Slow onset of urination.
  • • Pain in the lower abdomen.
  • • Pain and discomfort when urinating.
  • • Blood in the urine.
  • • Cloudy or abnormally dark urine.

CAUSES

The most common conditions that can cause bladder stones include :
- Prostate gland enlargement.
- Neurogenic bladder.
- Bladder Inflammation.
- Use of Medical devices such as urinary catheter.
- Kidney stones.
- Urinary tract infection.
- Bladder diverticulum.

DIAGNOSIS

- Physical Examination
- Urine analysis
- Cystoscopy
- Ultrasound/CT scan
- X-Ray/IVP

TREATMENT METHODS

­The causative factor should be treated, if possible.

Stone may be removed by :
- Cystolitholapaxy
- Open Surgery


You may also like to learn about:

Prostate enlargement
Calculus/stone-Renal
Urinary tract infection
Hematuria
Bladder neurogenic
Urinary retention


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