OTHER BODY STONES
Hard lumps that form in folds in the tonsils. They are usually one to two millimetres across and made of calcium or fungi. Signs include bad breath, an irritating cough, sore throat, a nasty taste in the mouth and a feeling that there’s something stuck in the back of your throat. Surgery may be needed to remove them. Reduce the risk with good oral hygiene and gargling with warm salt water.
Stones in the bladder made from minerals in urine that harden when the bladder isn’t completely emptied. Signs include abdominal pain, blood in urine and pain in the penis or testicles. Stones can pass if you drink plenty of water but, in some cases, you may need a laser treatment or ultrasound to break up stones and flush them out. Surgery may be necessary if stones are large or hard to break.