Bladder stones

Bladder stone means that small crystals in the urine clump together into stones in the bladder. The stones can be formed if there is urine left in the bladder after you kiss. Bladder stones can cause you to become pissed off more often and make it harder to empty the bladder. You may need treatment if the stones are large and cause trouble.

Both women and men  can get bladder stones in the bladder . It is most common in older men who have enlarged prostate .

Symptoms of bladder stones

There are several symptoms that may indicate that you have bladder stones. The inconvenience can be any of the following:

  • When you urinate, the urine jet may be uneven, it may become weaker or completely cease sometimes.
  • You have to wait a while before the flow starts when you want to pee.
  • You often feel pissed off.
  • You are in pain when you kiss.
  • You often get  urinary tract infections .
  • You have  blood in the urine .

Symptoms of having a catheter

You who have a catheter may notice that the urine is flowing next to it or that the catheter will slip out. It may then be because you have pebbles.

Bladder stones do not always cause problems

You can have bladder stones for years without noticing. Small pebbles you can pee out. Larger stones can be left without any need for trouble. If you have any problems, the treatment usually helps well. Sometimes new stones can be formed afterwards.

When and where should I seek care?

Contact a health care center if you have problems that you believe may be due to bladder stones. You can contact many receptions by logging in .

Investigations at bladder stones

You may be able to do multiple examinations if you have bladder stones. You may have ultrasound , x-ray or  computed tomography of the bladder. You may also undergo  cystoscopy . Then the bladder is examined with a special instrument.

Treatment

You may do a cystoscopy if the examinations have shown that there are bladder stones that should be removed. The treatment is done so that the doctor inserts an instrument into the bladder through the urethra to remove the bladder. The bladder can also be crushed so that it can be flushed out. If the stone is large, surgery may be necessary.

When the bladder is due to prostate enlargement , the prostate gland may need to be treated with medication or surgery.

Read more about kidneys and urinary tract .

You should understand the information

In order for you to be involved in your care and treatment, it is important that you  understand the information you receive  from the healthcare staff. Ask questions if you don’t understand. For example, you should receive information about treatment options and how long you may have to  wait for care and treatment. 

If you need  tools  , you should get information about what is available and how to get it.

What can I do for myself?

You can try drinking a lot so that large amounts of kiss are formed. In this way, the risk can be reduced for crystals to form in the urine.

You who have the appearance can try to get up after you have finished kissing and then sit back and try to pee a little more.

What is the reason for the pebbles?

Bladder stones can form when there is urine left in the bladder after peeing. The urine that is left can form crystals, small grains. In turn, they can clump into stones. The bladders can vary in size, from a few millimeters to several centimeters.

In men, bladder stones are often due to enlarged prostate. This makes it more difficult to empty the bladder.

In women, the  appearance  of the uterus and bladder is the most common cause, as it can make it difficult to empty the bladder on all urine.

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