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?
Ayurveda and homeopathy have proven treatment for bladder stones. Increasing fluid intake can facilitate passage of small bladder stones. Surgical removal of bladder stones can be done in extreme cases
DID YOU KNOW?
More than 95 percent of people who develop bladder stones are men, especially older men with prostate problems. Men in their 80s have higher risk than younger men. Children who live in developing countries are also at a risk of getting bladder stones as they don't have access to enough water to stay hydrated and their diets tend to be poor.