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    Bladder stones

    A couple of weeks ago, I went to my urologist for a cystoscopy, and it found three bladder stones. I've never had before. Apparently, they are pretty big, so they must have been there for a while. The doctor said that they could exacerbate my sediment problem that keeps blocking my Foley (IMO, the sediment seems to be bacteria related, because when I'm on an antibiotic for a UTI, sediment problem stops, and remains stopped for a short time after the antibiotic is done.) Could they also be the reason that my blood pressure has generally been at levels considered normal for an able-bodied person for many, many months?

    They are trying to find a date to schedule the surgery to except the things with lasers
    Alan

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    Bladder stones (or kidney or ureter stones) can definitely cause AD, and are often associated with the use of indwelling catheters. Sediment is often "sand" or tiny stones that can exist along with larger stones. Stones can often harbor bacteria, and cause your urine cultures to repeatedly show the same bacteria and strain, and these bacteria inside stones can often be protected from antibiotics by the stone material (especially struvite stones, which are mostly a mushy, mucous type material). Removal is done during cystoscopy, either with crushing the stone or zapping it with a laser.

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    That's the plan, if they can never find a date to do it.
    Alan

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    FWIW, I had a marked decrease in UTIs and sediment after having stones removed, and it was painless.

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