Bladder stones - Symptom
Stones - bladder; Urinary tract stones; Bladder calculi
Symptoms occur when the stone irritates the lining of the bladder or obstructs the flow of urine from the bladder. Symptoms can include:
Incontinence may also be associated with bladder stones.
Signs and tests:
The health care provider will perform a physical exam, including a rectal examination. The exam may reveal an enlarged prostate or other problems.
Testing may reveal the following:
- Bladder or pelvic x-ray may show stones.
- Cystoscopy can reveal a stone in the bladder.
- Urinalysis may show blood in the urine, crystals, or an infection.
- Urine culture (clean catch) may reveal infection.
- Reviewed last on: 6/17/2010
- Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; Scott Miller, MD, Urologist in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
Ho K-LV, Segura JW. Lower urinary tract calculi. In: Wein AJ, ed. Campbell-Walsh Urology. 9th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 84.
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