Prostate stones are true stones formed in the prostate acini and gland ducts. The reason for its formation is not clear yet, and it may be related to chronic inflammation of the prostate acini and exudate ducts, as well as urinary retention and hypercalciuria.
A small number of patients with chronic prostatitis or benign prostatic hyperplasia will develop prostate stones. The disease occurs mostly in people over 40 years old, and is most common between 50 and 65 years old.
Clinical manifestations of prostate stones :
It is usually asymptomatic and only occurs when other lesions coexist.
When it coexists with urethral stricture and benign prostatic hyperplasia, there may be dysuria, weak urinary stream, dribbling or frequent urination.
When coexisting with prostatitis, there will be discomfort or pain in the lumbosacral region, scrotum, perineum, penis, pubic bone, abdomen and anus, increased anal pain during defecation, secretions at the urethral opening, and perineal pain aggravated by sitting on hard objects.
What are prostate stones? When coexisting with posterior urethritis and urinary tract infection, there may be frequent urination, urgency and dysuria, and sometimes hematuria, especially terminal hematuria.