You can get stones in your bladder. At times, they do not cause any symptoms and pass out of your body on their own. But more often, they cause pain or other problems especially when you pee. Hence, it is very important to consult a doctor and remove them as soon as possible. Otherwise, things could turn as bad as a man in China, whose bladder stone became big like an ostrich egg. The doctors while removing the giant stone reported it to be the biggest ever found at the hospital. To Pee Or Not to Pee? What Happens When You Control Your Bladder? Here’s What Science Says.
The 55-year-old patient, identified by Metro as Zhou, was facing a discomfort that began in June. After visiting the hospital recently, the man realised he was carrying a 13cm (5.1 inch) stone in his stomach. The doctors at the Wuhan Jingdu Hospital decided he need a surgery ‘immediately.’ Dr Wang Hui told that the stone was “like an ostrich egg.” He was quoted in the same report as saying, “The bladder stone was larger than an adult human’s fist, taking up his entire bladder. If not quickly removed, it could lead to renal failure.” Here's How Holding on to Urine for Orgasm Can Cause Infection and Damage Your Kidneys.
To perform the operation was also not easy for the doctors. Zhou suffered from heart problems. This is why, the surgeons decided to go for a general anaesthetic instead of numbing only his abdominal region. Citing the reason for such a giant stone stuck in the patient’s bladder, Dr Wang said that it was caused because of the patient’s ill-habits. This included not drinking enough water, sitting for extended periods of time and even holding his urine.