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Bladder Stones

What are bladder stones?

Bladder stones are hard, stone-like formations that develop when minerals in urine clump together and crystallize over time. They can vary in size and composition, ranging from small gravel-like stones to larger formations.

If bladder stones are left untreated, they can lead to infections and other complications. If you are experiencing painful or unusual urination, it is important to consult with a urologist at Lee Health.

How do bladder stones form in the body?

Bladder stones can form in the body due to various factors. When the bladder does not fully empty during urination, urine minerals can crystalize and form stones. Nerve damage, inflammation, infections, or underlying conditions can also contribute to bladder stone formation.

One common condition that can lead to bladder stones is an enlarged prostate gland (BPH), which obstructs urine flow and prevents complete emptying of the bladder. Patients with kidney stones may also experience the passage of stones into the bladder, which can potentially grow into bladder stones.

Bladder Stones Treatment in Fort Myers Urology

What are the symptoms of bladder stones?

Symptoms of bladder stones include irritation during urination, regardless of their size. Some signs and symptoms may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Frequent urination
  • Pain or difficulty urinating
  • Cloudy or bloody urine
  • Urinary tract infection

If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to seek medical attention for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Bladder Stone Treatment in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Estero, and Lehigh Acres

Urology is a surgical specialty that treats diseases of the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive organs. Your urologist will ensure proper diagnosis and treatment.

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