Koby presented to KVH with pain in the abdomen.
X-rays of his abdomen revealed 3 bladder stones contained within the bladder and 8 stones which were lodged in the urethra which were preventing him from being able to urinate. The stones needed to be surgically removed in order to allow him to urinate normally and to make him pain-free. They are now on their way to the Minnesota urolith centre in the United States of America for special analysis to identify their chemical composition which will allow a healthcare plan to be tailored specially for Koby to prevent the stones from recurring.
There are many factors which predispose a patient to develop bladder stones including stress, urinary infection, diet and genetic disorders, and depends on the stone type.