Aa
A
A
A
Close
Urology Forum
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Avatar universal

Bladder Stone

My Cat Scan results show a 3.8 x 2.6 cm bladder calculus. Would this probably have moved from the kidneys and how large is this considered? I also have smaller calculi in the ureters and three punctate calculi within the kidneys. Any thoughts?
2 Responses
233190 tn?1278553401
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Yes - it likely came from the kidneys.

This is a moderate-sized stone.  There are uncommon cases where shockwave therapy can help.  However, in many cases, this would require surgery.  

This needs to be evaluated by a urologist.  Depending on the composition of the stone (i.e. uric acid vs calcium), there are some medical therapies that may help in preventing future occurrences.

These options can be discussed with a urologist.

Followup with your personal physician is essential.

This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.

Kevin, M.D.
kevinmd_
Avatar universal
A related discussion, Bladder Stones was started.
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Dr. Jose Gonzalez-Garcia provides insight to the most commonly asked question about the transfer of HIV between partners.
A list of national and international resources and hotlines to help connect you to needed health and medical services.
Here’s how your baby’s growing in your body each week.
These common ADD/ADHD myths could already be hurting your child
This article will tell you more about strength training at home, giving you some options that require little to no equipment.
In You Can Prevent a Stroke, Dr. Joshua Yamamoto and Dr. Kristin Thomas help us understand what we can do to prevent a stroke.