Urethral calculi, also known as urethral stones, are solid accumulations of minerals that form and deposit in the urethra, the conduit that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body. These stones can cause significant discomfort and obstruction of urine, requiring appropriate treatment.
The symptoms of urethral calculi depend on the size and location of the stone. Some common symptoms include sudden and sharp pain in the lower abdomen, lower back, or genital area, difficulty urinating, frequent urination, presence of blood in the urine, burning during urination, and a sense of urinary urgency. In severe cases, urethral stones can cause complete blockage of the urethra, leading to painful urinary retention.
To understand the most appropriate treatment for urethral calculi, it is advisable to schedule an appointment with Professor Christian Gozzi for a specialized consultation.