Just imagine the excruciating pain one would experience while passing urine and even otherwise if there is even a small stone in the bladder! But what if the stone measures up to be the size of an egg of an ostrich? This is exactly what happened in a California hospital where the doctors got the shock of their lives.
A 64-year-old man was admitted to the hospital complaining of immense pain on the side and difficulty while using the toilet. Doctors advised a CT scan which uncovered the source of the anomaly – a stone the size of an Ostrich egg weighing almost 770 grams.
The stone measuring 4.7 inches by 3.7 inches by 3 inches is a massive and rare one. The largest ever bladder stone was reported from Brazil which measured 7 inches by 5 inches by 3.7 inches as reported by Deccan Chronicle.
Doctors stated that the man had an invasive bladder cancer over a decade ago and was given laser treatment to break down another smaller stone in addition to the surgery for removing the big stone.
Mayo Clinic says that bladder stones show up in people's bodies when they can't empty their bladders, forming hard masses of minerals and symptoms could include severe abdominal pain or blood in the urine, though people don't always show symptoms.