Bladder stones, commonly known as bladder calculi, are a condition in which stones form inside the human bladder. These calculi can vary in size and cause painful symptoms. However, with timely diagnosis and appropriate treatment, this condition can be effectively managed.
Bladder stones form when substances in urine accumulate and solidify within the organ. Common causes include the buildup of minerals like calcium, phosphate, and uric acid. Some risk factors for bladder stone formation include advanced age, male gender, an imbalanced diet, dehydration, and urinary tract infections.
Symptoms of bladder stones can range from mild to severe and may include pain or burning during urination, urinary urgency, the presence of blood in the urine, and pelvic pain. Some patients may also experience difficulty in completely emptying the bladder.
Treatment for bladder stones depends on their size and the severity of symptoms. To determine the most appropriate treatment, it is advisable to schedule an appointment with Professor Christian Gozzi for a specialized examination.