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What causes bladder stones?

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Your bladder’s job is to collect urine from your kidneys until you need to pee it out. Once you do, your bladder should be empty. But some health issues can prevent that from happening, and you end up with urine left in your bladder. Then, some of the substances in the urine start to stick together and form crystals until they form a bladder stone.

From: What Are Bladder Stones? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

RadiologyInfo.Org: “Kidney and Bladder Stones.”

National Health Service (U.K.): “Bladder Stones.”

Mayo Clinic: “Bladder Stones.”

National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease: “The Urinary Tract and How It Works.”

PubMed: “How does the prostate work?”

UpToDate: “Pelvic organ prolapse in women”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on December 21, 2018

SOURCES:

RadiologyInfo.Org: “Kidney and Bladder Stones.”

National Health Service (U.K.): “Bladder Stones.”

Mayo Clinic: “Bladder Stones.”

National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease: “The Urinary Tract and How It Works.”

PubMed: “How does the prostate work?”

UpToDate: “Pelvic organ prolapse in women”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on December 21, 2018

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