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Stones of the Urinary Tract

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Stones that occur in the urinary tract  (bladder stones) in children are a result of mineral buildup  in the urinary bladder over time. Bladder stones can be different in size, shape and mineral content.

Symptoms

Children with bladder stones often have no symptoms at all. If symptoms are present, they may include lower abdominal pain, frequent and painful urination, dark and bloody urine and occasional incontinence.

Causes

Bladder stones in the urinary tract result when the bladder is not completely emptied of urine (such as if a child is uncomfortable, stressed, or rushed while relieving themselves). Bladder stones develop when leftover urine starts to crystallize from the minerals carried in the urine.

For more information or to request an appointment, call 407.303.5781 or contact Florida Center for Pediatric Urology online.