Bladder stones are hard masses of minerals in the bladder. Bladder stones develop when urine in the bladder becomes concentrated, causing minerals in your urine to crystalize. The symptoms are: frequent urination, lower abdomen pain, burning sensation or pain in the urethra while urinating.
HOW IS BLADDER STONES DIAGNOSED?
Urologists evaluate all the symptoms and also the patient’s history during diagnosis. The physical examination also includes a test for prostate gland enlargement for men. Diagnostic tests are: • Urinalysis • Spiral CT scan • Ultrasound • X-ray • Intravenous Pyelogram
HOW IS BLADDER STONES TREATED?
The treatment of this condition can be carried out with the help of medication as well as surgery. Alternative medicines like homeopathy and Ayurveda can also help in treatment. Usually, surgery does not take place unless the stones are too big to be discharged normally.
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Other kinds of treatment may include breaking the stones apart.