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Can you die from bladder stone?

Can you die from bladder stone?

If v.large/obstructs: Very unusual to die from bladder stone. Would have to remain untreated with huge bladder stone occupy the entire bladder and obstructingt inflow of urine. Or stone in a bladder diverticulum (outpouching) and obstructing ureter from single functioning kidney. I had a patient with neurogenic bladder + large grapefruit size bladder stone, weighing >2lbs, which would have killed her if left untreated. ...Read more

Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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Describe the features of a bladder stone.?

Describe the features of a bladder stone.?

Blood in urine: Bladder stones are uncommon. They are usually due to chronic obstruction of the urinary tract. They can produce blood in the urine, frequent and urgent urination, and sudden difficulty emptying or pain while urinating. ...Read more

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Are there habits that make bladder stone more likely?

Are there habits that make bladder stone more likely?

A tough question: Yes, but these habits may be significant for some and not for others since people vary in food/fluid intake mix. Being chronically dehydrated, lots of dairy intake with recurrent utis and lots of ice tea is one example since the phosphate from dairy precipitates in alkaline urine. In short, adequate hydration and moderation in meals + citrus intake e.g. Limeade are good habits to fend off stones. ...Read more

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How come I have bladder stone, but nobody else in the family has it?

How come I have bladder stone, but nobody else in the family has it?

Good Question: It has to start somewhere. All the time I hear people tell me, "no one else in my family had diabetes or high blood pressure or asthma..." but sadly, sometimes diseases start in a healthy person. Tough to know why. Definitely catch a stone and have the urologoist evaluate the type of stone. ...Read more

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Is bladder stone curable?

Is bladder stone curable?

Very curable: Most bladder stones can be broken up into little pieces or dust by endoscopic laser or lithoclast lithotripsy (breaking up stone by laser or "jackhammer" type instrument passed via cystoscope). Broken pieces or "dust" can be irrigated, juctioned out or remaining small pieces grasped. Very large stones (> than an egg) are sometimes best removed by open surgery. Patient cured then prevent new ones. ...Read more

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Bladder stone. Can it be seen and removed by cystoscopy?

Bladder stone. Can it be seen and removed by cystoscopy?

Yes.: Bladder stones can be visualized by cystoscopy. Stone removal, however, is more involved, requiring a procedure called cystolithalopaxy. It is similar to a cystoscopy, but requires general or spinal anesthesia since a larger rigid scope is required, and instruments to break up the stone may be needed. Very large stone may not be amenable to cystolithalopaxy, and require surgery. ...Read more

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Any over-the-counter help for someone with bladder stone?

Any over-the-counter help for someone with bladder stone?

Needs surgery: Bladder stones are treated with surgery. A urologist looks into the bladder with a cystoscope (telescope) and can use a laser to fragment the stone into small pieces. These are then removed via the cystoscope. He/she will also determine the cause of the stone — usually obstruction or a foreign body in the bladder and offer appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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67 years old male with bladder stone measuring 2.8 CM or 28 mm. What are the consequences if does not get a cystolithotripsy done and live with it?

67 years old male with bladder stone measuring 2.8 CM or 28 mm. What are the consequences if does not get a cystolithotripsy done and live with it?

Here are some ...: If he has not had much problem in urination or recurrent UTI, is able to empty bladder reasonable well, and has no suspicion of bladder tumor on imaging studies (CT or US), it's reasonable to just watch if he and his family understand the facts and are willing to wait. If not or in concern, remove it and perform other procedures to help bladder emptying as needed after checking residual urine, etc ...Read more

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My mother has developed bladder stone. What is it exactly?

Stone in bladder: Bladder stones are typically found in people who have difficulty emptying the bladder (retention of urine) and chronic urinary tract infections. Can also be found in those with bladder abnormalities such as diverticulum. Bladder stones are generally treated with an endoscopic procedure using a laser to fragment the stone. Occasionally, if stone is large, it may be removed with abdominal surgery. ...Read more

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What is the pain like for a gall bladder stone?

What is the pain like for a gall bladder stone?

Pain and nausea: Upper abdominal pressure discomfort with gas and bloated feeling after eating, may get upper abdominal pain and nausea, sometimes vomiting. Worse after eating some fatty or greasy foods. Pain can go into the right upper abdomen. ...Read more

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I have a gall bladder stone with the size 7/7mm?

I have a gall bladder stone with the size 7/7mm?

Gallstone: No question asked, but unless you are having symptoms a gallstone found incidentally on ct (which I assume) means little. ...Read more

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13mm gall bladder stone. No pain .55yrs. How to deal ?

13mm gall bladder stone. No pain .55yrs. How to deal
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Wait and see.: The presence of gallstones in the absence of symptoms does not warrant gallbladder surgery. In fact, most people with "silent" gallstones will never develop symptoms, as high as 75% of the time. I advise my patients to be familiar with the symptoms of gallbladder disease and return if these develop. While surgery is safe and easy, it is not risk-free; in this situation, doing nothing is safest. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have a gall bladder stone?

Gallstone: A common condition of stones forming in the gallbladder. Can be observed if causing no problems. If causing upper abdominal discomforts with nausea or vomiting can have laparoscopic surgery to remove the gallbladder. ...Read more

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I have a gall bladder stone with the size 7/7mm what is the best way to do.?

I have a gall bladder stone with the size 7/7mm what is the best way to do.?

Gallbladder removal: If you have had any discomfort, bloating or abdominal pains, and have documented gallstones, the most prudent treatment is removal of the gallbladder. Size of the stones is not relevant, nor is the quantity. ...Read more

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Is the difference of bladder stone and kidney stone quite different to tell?

Is the difference of bladder stone and kidney stone quite different to tell?

Yes: A kidney stone sits in the collecting system of the kidney. A bladder stone sits in the inside of the bladder. It is easy to tell the difference. ...Read more

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Gall bladder stone 16mm operation?

Gallstone: Just the presence of a gallstone on a study in and of itself is not an indication for surgery. Symptoms of recurrent upper abdominal discomfort with gas bloating & nausea after eating, painful yellow jaundice, recurrent vomiting after eating, abnormal liver blood tests; each can be an indication for surgery. Discuss and review your symptoms with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to operate if gall bladder stone?

If symptomatic: Gallstones not causing any symptoms, such as being found incidentally during an abdominal ultrasound or ct performed for another reason usually do not require surgery. On the other hand, gallstone pain is a very strong indication for cholecystectomy (surgical removal of gallbladder) which nowadays is invariably performed laparoscopically. ...Read more