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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?

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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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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Hello. I can't find any info on whether heating pads help with bladder stones. Does it? Or is there anything else I can do at home?

Hello. I can't find any info on whether heating pads help with bladder stones. Does it? Or is there anything else I can do at home?

Maybe a little: A heating pad may give you some symptomatic relief but you really need to get rid of the stone. Are you sure it's a stone? Seeing your doctor and getting a rx for tamsulosin may help pass it if it's small enough. ...Read more

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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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Can x-rays see bladder stones?

Can x-rays see bladder stones?

Sometimes: Since most stones contain calcium, they are usually visible on x-rays, similar to bony structures. The larger the stone, the more likely it is to be visible. Sometimes stones in the kidneys and bladder are obscured by gas or stool in the colon or rectum, especially of the stone is very small. ...Read more

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What to do for gall bladder stones 12mm?

Depends: No pain, watch, wait and see. If you are having pain and symptoms then see your surgeon. ...Read more

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Gall bladder stones 8mm. What are the options for me?

Gall bladder stones 8mm. What are the options for me?

Surgery or not: If the gallstones are causing symptoms, then surgery to remove your gallbladder is an option. If a gallstone blocks the bile duct, then you may also need a procedure to remove stones from the bile duct (ercp). If you're not having symptoms, then you don't need to do anything. I'd recommend seeing a general surgeon to discuss your options. ...Read more

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Is there an herbal remedy for bladder stones?

Yes & no: There are such remedies but none proven by studies to work. (see mayo clinic article: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/bladder-stones/ds00904/dsection=alternative-medicine). You can try some of the listed herbs, but see your pcp or urologist first to discuss other options. ...Read more

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Bladder Stones (Definition)

Also known as urolithiasis, these are 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