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Bladder Stones


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.


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.

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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.