These hard accumulations of minerals that form inside the bladder often cause a great deal of pain. Bladder stones develop when the patient is unable to empty the urine completely from their bladder. In such a situation chemicals accumulate in the bladder, and these stones take shape. Males aged over 50 are one of the groups most commonly affected since there is a link between bladder stones and the prostate enlargement condition. The risk increases after undergoing certain kinds of medical procedures. Statistics show about 6,000 hospital admissions each year for bladder stones (out of a population of around 60 million).
Passing urine is one of those regular bodily functions normally performed with little thought. If someone starts to suffer from bladder stones, urination becomes more difficult or painful. This symptom is hard to miss, but the identification with a bladder stones complaint is not automatic. A number of other conditions also make urination painful. For instance, this person might have developed an infection or perhaps they have become dehydrated. If the problem continues the probability, it is bladder stones increases. Blood and urine tests enable the doctor to make an accurate diagnosis.
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