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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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How can I stop worrying about bladder stones?

Drink lots of fluids: If you're not in pain, do what you can to avoid the stones - mainly lots of water. ...Read more

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What are bladder stones and how it's treated?

What are bladder stones and how it's treated?

Grow from nidus/seed: Which can be tiny stone formed in & kidney, mucus in bladder if enlarged with bowel or foreign body e.g. Indwelling catheter. Plus incomplete bladder emptying & urinary calcium, phosphate, uric acid etc come out of solution, attach to seed & stone enlarges. Treated by cystoscopic laser or lithoclast (like mini jack-hammer) which breaks up stone. Occasionally open surgical removal if very large. ...Read more

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What are bladder stones? How are they treated?

What are bladder stones? How are they treated?

It is a concrete...: Bladder stone is a concrete resulting from continual deposition on a debris or particle such as a stone passed into bladder from kidney or from a foreign body. Normally, such small particle should be passed through urethra, but for those with inability to empty bladder, such particles become the nidus to lay-by-layer form a concrete - stone, which can be removed surgically, & prevented by eliminat ...Read more

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How many people get bladder stones every year ? What age group most and least at risk ? Thank you

How many people get bladder stones every year ? What age group most and least at risk ? Thank you

Depends: In developing nations bladder stones are common in children because of dehydration and low protein diets. In developed nations they are more common in those over age 30, particularly men. Urinary obstruction, concentrated urine and neurogenic bladder contribute. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What are symptoms for gull bladder stones?

What are symptoms for gull bladder stones?

Varies individually: Gallstones can be asymptomatic. If concurrent inflammation occurs can have right upper quadrant pain, nausea, vomiting, back pain, sometimes chest pain, often related to eating fat containing foods. Sometimes stone if large enough and obstruct gall bladder duct or common bile duct. Jaundice may result form common bile duct obstruction. If symptomatic should consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Are bladder stones always found with ultrasound?

Are bladder stones always found with ultrasound?

Usually, not always: Plain abdominal x-ray is usually more reliable, but does involve some minor radiation. Best imaging modality for stones is a pelvic ct scan. ...Read more

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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

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What can I do to prevent bladder stones?

Urinate: Bladder stones are caused by one's inability to empty the bladder. The best way to prevent bladder stones is to keep your bladder empty, many times requiring medication or surgery to do so. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my bladder stones?

Bladder stones: Bladder stones typicallly form as a result of incomplete bladder emptying. Removal of the stones involves cystoscopy under anesthesia and some form of lithotripsy to break the stones up to facilitate removal of the fragmented stones through the scope. ...Read more

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Bladder Stones (Definition)

Urolithiasis is the term for kidney stones that can be found in the urinary tract, which may cause no symptoms or may result pain in the groin and abdomen, nausea, bloody urine, ...Read more