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Natural Remedies For Bladder Spasms
BLADDER SPASMS: Important to rule out an infection or low back issue. The otc meds are mostly for burning. ...Read more
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
I had a stroke in 2008 ( I was 23). Are there any natural remedies that can assist my meds with spasticity and thalamic pain syndrome due to a stroke?
Avoid swelling: With aging, we make more urine at night while sleeping. Support hose can help. Elevate legs above level of heart for 20-30 mins in the evening. Avoid xs fluid intake a few hrs before bedtime. If using a water pill or diuretic, take it in the late afternoon rather than in the am. Treat sleep apnea, it makes nocturia worse. ...Read more
Some claims: But nothing that has been shown to be effective in careful clinical trials. Start by seeing your pcp, gyn or a urogynecologist. ...Read more
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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
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
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
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
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
On 5mg vesicare (solifenacin) but still have bladder tingling and frequency, is this truly bladder spasms?
This is a low dose: Consult with your dr. ; discuss increasing dose to 10mg/day. ...Read more
Any information/ advice for 19 y/o with fowlers syndrome and perm indwell catheter. & best way to stop bladder spasms? Thank you
Ask your urologist..: Sorry to hear that you are a victim of Fowler's syndrome, which can be further illustrated in https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ion/nationalhospital/fowlersyndrome. As to ease bladder spams, the mainstay is still anticholinergics; currently there are at least 6 kinds available; if failed, try tibial nerve stimulation or sacral nerve stimulation, with urinary diversion as the last resort. Ask your urologist... ...Read more
Have had severe bladder spasms/incontinence after uretoscopy april 3rd. Been on several diff meds. Will this ever get better. No kids btw?
Seems a bit long for: Just irritation from your procedure. Consult the provider who performed the procedure for further evaluation. ...Read more
I have ic (bladder spasms as we)ll. I'm a very sensitive, emotional 52 year old woman and i wonder if that can effect my ic & bladder spasms adversely?
Hopefully you don't have infection,is this new event ?
how long have been experiencing this? Are you going often ?? Take a tablet of Cranberry from drug store 3
times a day for a week.If this persists ask pharmacist for anti-spasm tablet and take it 3 times a day.If it still persists,you may have to see your doctor
Wishing you best in health ...Read more
Probably Not: Mirena, (levonorgestrel) if anything, relaxes smooth muscle so it is not likely that this progestin-based iud is causing bladder spasms. Review your history for any meds that are stimulants (caffeine, pseudophenerine, etc) as a more probable cause. Your doc can rule out infection & help you review any other possible causes. Take care. ...Read more
Consult urologist: Require detailed history & physical examination. This HealthTap format can give no more advice than that because cause of your symptoms must be determined before treatment should be instituted. Hopefully you can be treated with one of many medications which can relieve these symptoms. ...Read more
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
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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