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Bladder Stones

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

A bladder stone is a hard substance in your bladder. Bladder stones may form in your bladder, or they may first form in your kidney and then travel to your bladder. Bladder stones are made up of minerals such as calcium, uric acid, oxalate, and phosphate. You may have one or more bladder stone.

DISCHARGE INSTRUCTIONS:

Seek care immediately if:

  • You have severe pain that does not get better with medicine.
  • You are vomiting.
  • You have a fever.

Contact your healthcare provider if:

  • Your symptoms do not get better, or they get worse.
  • You have trouble urinating.
  • You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.

Drink plenty of liquids:

Your healthcare provider may tell you to drink up to 8 (eight-ounce) cups of liquids each day. This helps flush out the stones when you urinate. It may also help prevent bladder stones from forming again. Water is the best liquid to drink.

Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:

You may need to return for more tests or treatment. Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Learn more about Bladder Stones (Aftercare Instructions)

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