You may be able to help small stones pass on their own by drinking 6 - 8 glasses of water or more per day to increase urination.
Your health care provider may remove stones that do not pass using a cystoscope (a small telescope that passes through the urethra into the bladder).
Some stones may need to be removed using open surgery.
Drugs are rarely used to dissolve the stones.
Causes of bladder stones should be treated. Most commonly bladder stones are seen with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH--enlarged prostate) or bladder outlet obstruction.
For patients with BPH and bladder stones, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) can be performed with stone removal.