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stones are hard pieces of mineral that form in the bladder. The stones may form
because of a urinary tract infection or enlarged prostate. Bladder stones
are created when urine is concentrated and minerals crystallize and clump together.
Bladder stones may block the tube that carries urine from the
bladder to the outside of the body (urethra). The blocked tube may cause
trouble urinating, painful urination, or complete inability to urinate.
Current as of:
June 29, 2012
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Avery L. Seifert, MD - Urology
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