What’s the difference between kidney stones and bladder stones?

Question by animal_girl575: What’s the difference between kidney stones and bladder stones?
Or do bladder stones even exist? Please NO pictures!

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Answer by S P
um kidney stones are in the kidneys and bladder stones are in the bladder. Everything else is about the same.

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3 Responses to “What’s the difference between kidney stones and bladder stones?”

  • Linda D says:

    There’s no such thing as a bladder stone.

  • kiki says:

    Bladder stones are small masses of minerals that form in your bladder, the balloon-shaped organ in your pelvis that stores urine. Bladder stones, also called bladder calculi, often form when concentrated urine sits in your bladder. As urine stagnates, minerals in the urine form various crystals that may combine to form “stones.” Bladder stones usually develop secondary to another condition, such as an enlarged prostate or a urinary tract infection.

    Kidney stones (renal calculi or nephrolithiasis) are pieces of minerals found in the kidneys. They may stay in the kidney or travel out of the body through the urinary tract—the tubes that connect the kidney to the bladder (ureters) and lead outside the body (urethra). When traveling through the urinary tract, a stone may cause no pain or cause great pain and other symptoms. Kidney stones usually do not cause any long-term damage to the urinary tract.

    See illustrations of a kidney stone and a stone traveling through a ureter.

    About 12 out of every 100 Americans (12%) have a kidney stone at some time during their lives, and almost half of all people who have a stone will get more stones within 5 years unless they take preventive measures. 1

    What causes kidney stones?
    Kidney stones may form when the normal balance of water, salts, minerals, and other substances found in urine changes. How this balance changes determines the type of kidney stone you have. Most kidney stones are calcium-type—they form when the calcium levels in your urine change.

    Factors that can change your urine balance include not getting enough fluids (dehydration); certain medical conditions, such as inflammatory bowel disease; and eating foods high in oxalate, such as dark green vegetables. Kidney stones may also be an inherited disease, as they often occur in family members over several generations.

  • S&yW says:

    kidney stones are in the kidneys and can travel into the bladder. There are also gall bladder stones, different than kidney

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