Bladder stones are hard masses of minerals in the bladder. It develops when urine becomes concentrated, causing its minerals to crystallise. Sometimes just one stone develops, in severe cases, a group of stones may be formed. The stones may vary in shape. This condition is rarely found in women. It mostly affects men over the age of 50.
HOW IS BLADDER STONES DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis of bladder stone includes urinalysis, ultrasonography, x rays or cystoscopy conducted by a urologist
HOW IS BLADDER STONES TREATED?
Urologists may perform cystolitholapaxy by using laser, mechanical or ultrasound devices to break bladder stones. Surgery may be required if the stones do not breakdown.
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Other kinds of treatment may include breaking the stones apart.