Stones in the bladder
– What causes bladder stones.
– Symptoms and treatments of bladder stones.
The bladder is responsible for retaining liquid or gases in the body system. It is a flexible sac or bag that holds liquid. It can also expand or contract based on the amount of liquid or gases it is holding.
Stones in the bladder occur when minerals that are in concentrated urine form into crystals. Bladder stones are hard and many minerals in the bladder.
When urine is not fully removed during urination, the leftover minerals builds up to form bladder stones. Also, stones in the bladder are very small in size that you can hardly see them.
Bladder stones cause pains and discomfort for the sufferer, the signs and symptoms also vary. They may also not cause any symptoms if they’re small enough and you can pass them out of the bladder when you urinate.
Symptoms of bladder stones are;
1. Discomfort in the penis.There will also be pain when urinating,
2. Irritation in the wall of the bladder or blockage in the flow of urine.
3. Abdominal pain and discomfort.
4. Blood in the urine and dark or cloudy urine.
5. Urinating more frequently, especially in the night can also occur.
Accumulation of minerals or mineral buildups that form stones in the bladder is also referred to as vesical calculus or cystoliths.
Treatments of bladder stones
Some bladder stones are so small that they may pass without treatment, that is, you can pass them out without consulting a doctor or using any medication.
The major treatments of stones in the bladder are;
- Consulting a doctor or a surgeon.
- Undergoing surgery.
- The use of medications as prescribed by the doctor or pharmacist.
Bladder stones, if not given adequate attention and treatments may develop into bigger health issues. The moment you start feeling the symptoms of bladder stones, do well to see a doctor.