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How do bladder stones affect the body?

The smallest bladder stones may cause no symptoms. You can pass a small bladder stone without even knowing you had one. Larger stones may cause symptoms including abdominal pain, incontinence, blood in the urine, painful urination, and frequent urination. Untreated bladder stones can cause complications including chronic urinary problems, frequent urinary tract infections, and bladder cancer.

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