Can I prevent bladder stones?
It may not be possible to prevent bladder stones, but you can lower your risk by drinking plenty of water. Water dilutes minerals in your urine, so they’re less likely to clump together and form stones. Ask your healthcare provider how much water you should drink every day.
Talk to your provider if you’re a man over age 50, especially if you have an enlarged prostate. Your provider may recommend specific techniques or medications to help you empty your bladder.
For patients with certain types of stones, modifying your diet or using specific medications based on the stone type, may help reduce future stones.