Urethral Stone

Urethral stones, also known as ureteroliths, are hard mineral or crystalline deposits that form within the urethra. The urethra is the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body. Urethral stones can obstruct the flow of urine, leading to pain, discomfort, and potential complications. The formation of urethral stones is similar to that of bladder stones. They develop when minerals in the urine concentrate and crystallize.

The symptoms of urethral stones can vary but often include severe pain during urination, frequent urge to urinate, blood in the urine, and difficulty in passing urine. In some cases, the stone may obstruct the flow of urine, causing a complete blockage, which can lead to serious complications.

A physical examination and review of medical history are crucial to assess the presenting symptoms. To confirm the presence and location of the stones, imaging tests such as X-rays, ultrasound, or CT scans are commonly used. In some cases, a procedure called ureteroscopy is taken into consideration where a thin tube with a camera is inserted into the urethra.

If an individual suspects they have urethral stones or experiences any urinary symptoms, it is crucial to seek medical attention promptly. A healthcare provider can conduct a proper diagnosis and recommend the most suitable treatment plan to address the condition effectively.

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Urethral Stone Treatments & Surgery

How Devasya Hospital helps to cure Urethral stones?

Fragmentation of urethral stones using a holmium laser is a commonly employed method in the treatment of urethral stones. The holmium laser delivers high-energy pulses that can break the stone into smaller fragments, allowing for easier passage or removal.

Devaysa Hospital provides the best treatment for urethral stone. The experienced urologists offer the right treatment options and have a high success rate in urethral stone treatment. They discuss the benefits and potential risks of the urethral stone treatment and provide personalized recommendations based on the patients’ specific needs and health conditions.


Urethral stones can be caused by various factors, including urinary tract infections, dehydration, certain medications, metabolic disorders, an enlarged prostate gland, urinary tract abnormalities, or a diet high in certain minerals.

To diagnose urethral stones, healthcare professionals may order tests such as a physical examination, urine analysis, imaging tests (such as X-rays, ultrasound, or CT scans), or cystoscopy (a procedure that uses a thin tube with a camera to examine the urethra and bladder).

The symptoms of urethral stones can include severe pain during urination, frequent urge to urinate, blood in the urine, difficulty or inability to pass urine, cloudy or foul-smelling urine, abdominal or back pain, and a visible or palpable lump in the urethra.

Early signs of urethral stones can include mild discomfort or pain during urination, increased frequency of urination, occasional blood in the urine, and a slight disruption in the flow of urine.

Complications of urethral stones can include urinary tract infections, urinary retention (inability to pass urine), urethral strictures (narrowing of the urethra), hydronephrosis (build-up of urine in the kidneys), kidney damage, or the formation of recurrent stones.

To help prevent urethral stones, it is recommended to drink plenty of water to maintain proper hydration, limit the intake of foods high in oxalate (such as spinach and chocolate), reduce sodium and animal protein consumption, maintain a healthy weight, and follow a balanced diet that promotes overall urinary health.

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