Symptoms & Signs
- Abdominal pain, pressure
- Abnormally colored or dark-colored urine
- Blood in the urine
- Difficulty urinating
- Frequent urge to urinate
- Inability to urinate except in certain positions
- Interruption of the urine stream
- Pain, discomfort in the penis
- Urinary tract infection
- Dysuria (painful urination)
- Urinary urgency
Incontinence may also be associated with bladder stones.
Diagnosis & Tests
- Bladder or pelvic x-ray may show the presence of stones.
- Cystoscopy can reveal a stone in the bladder.
- Physical examination, including rectal examination, may reveal enlarged prostate or other urologic conditions.
- Urinalysis may show blood in the urine or an infection.
- Urine culture (clean catch) may reveal infection.
Review Date : 3/22/2010
Reviewed By : Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; Scott Miller, MD, Urologist in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.