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Doctor insights on: Bladder Spasms In Children

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What do bladder spasms feel like?

What do bladder spasms feel like?

Urge to urinate: "spasms" of bladder are typically described by patients as a persistent, nagging feeling needing to urinate that is not completely relieved when actually urinating. There are different causes for this symptom including bladder infection, prior bladder surgery, neurologic condition, or non-infectious inflammation of the bladder. ...Read more

Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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What should I do about bladder spasms?

What should I do about bladder spasms?

Medication: Need work-upologist or uro-gynecologist, possibly to include urodynamic study, then have dr prescribe an anticholinergic medication, preferably generic. Medication shoulkd take care of this problem. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can I do about bladder spasms?

Bladder spasms: Bladder spasms are sudden painful contractions of you bladder muscle. There are multiple factors that can cause them: dietary including spicy foods, caffeinated drinks in excess, hormonal changes, damage to the bladder nerves due to spinal injury or degenerative diseases, retention of urine due to bladder out, let obstruction. Avoid spicy foods, excess caffeine, seek a urologist help. ...Read more

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What do you do for bladder spasms at age 50 (female)?

What do you do for bladder spasms at age 50 (female)?

CMD: You may have a bladder infection. You should have your urine analyzed by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can some foods cause bladder spasms? Or so e foods make it worse or better?

Bladder spasm: Horse. This is an interesting question. There is a school of thought that the bladder, like the bowels, has a sensitivity to certain elements of the diet. (interstitial cystitis behaves much like inflammatory bowel disease). You are in charge here. Keep a diary of you bladder symptoms (on paper) and note what worsens your symptoms. Pay attention to artificial sweeteners. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it possible for bladder spasms to just occur with no known origin and foods not trigger it?

Is it possible for bladder spasms to just occur with no known origin and foods not trigger it?

Yes.: Bladder spasms do have a cause, but it can often be difficult to identify. Avoiding foods on the "interstitial cystitis" list certainly can help some, but bladder muscle overactivity can have complicated neural, muscular, and inflammatory causes. Work closely with a female or neuro-urologist to continue to look for causes & to find ways to improve your symptoms. Much luck to you. ...Read more

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Where can I find pain relief from bladder spasms?

Where can I find pain relief from bladder spasms?

Medications help: There are effective medications for bladder spasms - but it is important to make sure that the cause of your pain is correctly diagnosed. You should consult with your primary doctor or urologist or urogynecologist before starting any medication. ...Read more

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Can you tell me of any pain relief from bladder spasms?

Can you tell me of any pain relief from bladder spasms?

One option: Is the possibility is botulinum toxin injections into the bladder. Find a urologist or an interventional physiatrist to discuss this as an option. We regularly did this for patients with spinal cord injuries and strokes. ...Read more

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Is toviaz (fesoterodine) safe to take for bladder spasms?

Is toviaz (fesoterodine) safe to take for bladder spasms?

Toviaz (fesoterodine): Yes. Toviaz (fesoterodine) is intended for over active bladder. If you are truly having "spasms" and have not recently had a urologic procedure, you may need an evaluation by a urologist. ...Read more

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I had a turp 5weeks ago and still am getting bladder spasms all day long is there something that help? Thank You

I had a turp 5weeks ago and still am getting bladder spasms all day long is there something that help? Thank You

Here are some...: Did you have irritating voiding symptoms before TURP? Remember TURP is chiefly to improve urine flow and bladder emptying if your bladder is still working well, but would not necessarily improve irritating voiding. For its care, try bladder soothing agents, avoid bladder-irritating foods/beverage, make sure of no UTI, etc. After these, you may have to wait & see as long as slowly getting better... ...Read more

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What causes bladder spasms if I have a suprapubic catheter?

What causes bladder spasms if I have a suprapubic catheter?

Foreign body: Ny foreign body within a patient may cause the body to react to "remove" the problem. Can be treated with medications that relax the bladder muscles. ...Read more

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The doctor just said I probably have bladder spasms--meaning what?

The doctor just said I probably have bladder spasms--meaning what?

Bladder contractions: Like a muscle cramp, bladder spasms occur when the detrusor muscle of the bladder, which is responsible for squeezing and expelling urine, squeezes without permission. This can occur when there are neurologic issues, severe bladder irritation or infection, and in overactive bladder syndrome. There is usually dull discomfort and pain, with occasional urine leakage. ...Read more

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How can I reduce or get rid of bladder spasms?

How can I reduce or get rid of bladder spasms?

Medication.: The most effective way is by anticholinergic medications, which calm the bladder and reduce or eliminate bladder spasms (e.g. Oxybutinin). Of course, eliminating triggers such as stones, infection, and catheters is essential. Some patients find that avoiding caffeine, alcohol, spicy or acidic foods, chocolate, and artificial sweeteners helps. ...Read more

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Can bladder spasms cause you to retain urine?

Can bladder spasms cause you to retain urine?

Unable to MT bladder: Not due to bladder spasms, but urethral sphincter spasms can cause some urinary retention. Urethral stricture, diverticulum, thrombosed caruncle, Skene's gland cyst or abcess are all urethral causes. External causes: cystocele, fecal impaction, uterine fibroid or anti-incontinence procedure. Internal causes: Stones, bladder or urethral tumor, ureterocele. Neurologic: MS, diabetes, spinal cord cause ...Read more

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Ditropan (oxybutynin) is good for bladder spasms?

Ditropan (oxybutynin) is good for bladder spasms?

It works.: Ditropan (oxybutynin) is part of a family of medications called anticholinergics that can help calm the bladder. It is an effective treatment for overactive bladder and has been used to help manage bladder spasms. Bladder spasms often occur with bladder irritation, such as that after surgery, or during infection, or in neurologic problems of the bladder. Side effects often can limit the dose. ...Read more

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What can cause bladder spasms after lipotripsy or eswl?

What can cause bladder spasms after lipotripsy or eswl?

Indwelling stent: Ureteral stent tube, between kidney & bladder commonly is cause. Stents are used with percutaneous kidney or uretoscopic lithotripsy to facilitate healing, & sometimes with extensive eswl to avoid ureteral obstruction by stone fragments (steinstrasse). Curly end of stent irritates bladder & causes spasms. ...Read more

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How long does it take flavoxate to stop bladder spasms?

How long does it take flavoxate to stop bladder spasms?

Flavoxate: This works by relaxing the smooth muscles of the bladder. It is taken 3-4 times a day. Should work quickly in 1-2 days. ...Read more

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If you have bladder spasms is it normal for your bladder to leak sometimes?

Neither is normal: So called bladder spasms are abnormal & are likely involuntary bladder contractions which are possibly signs of neurogenic bladder dysfunction. These likely are causing the leakage. Note that ur also having back pain. Thus spinal cord tethering may need 2B ruled out. Advise you to consult with a urologist for urodynamic testing which includes sphincter emg. Spinal MRI should also be considered. ...Read more