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.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerAvery L. Seifert, MD - Urology