The bladder stones may have started in your kidneys and migrated south to the bladder. Some of the small ones can pass in your urine, but bigger ones can be problematic, especially in your kidney. Passing a stone, even a tiny one, from the kidney to the bladder, is a very painful experience. Hopefully, the doctor you are seeing is a urologist. If not, you will need to get a referral. This is not rare. I have been there...done that.
Kidney stones should be analyzed, so you may be given a screen or filter to strain your urine. The stones can be sent to the lab to determine their composition. This may help your doctors prevent new stones from forming. You need to drink lots and lots of water.
Stones that are trapped in the kidney may need to be pulverized....blasted with sound waves until they can pass. This procedure is called a lithotripsy. Sometimes, larger bladder stones, ureter stones, or kidney stones will need to be surgically removed.
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