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Bladder Spasms – Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Bladder spasms occur when the muscles of our bladder are tightened or contracted. When the condition keeps happening, it would lead to an urge to urinate. This means you might have involuntary urine leakage and an urgent need to empty the bladder. Fortunately, there are many treatment options to alleviate and clear up the symptoms. The key is to notice the symptoms and seek immediate medical support. Read on the learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for bladder spasms.

6 Causes of Bladder Spasms

Catheter Use

A catheter is a small tube that can be used to get a urine sample from the body, mostly after a surgical procedure. This device is often put in the urethra up to the bladder. In some cases, the use of a catheter for this purpose would lead to bladder spasms. The risk is higher in those people who insert the catheter themselves than those who are inserted by a professional or healthcare provider. The body considers this tool as a foreign substance and spasms or contracts in response to remove it. To prevent this problem, make sure to discuss with your doctor and choose a catheter which is comfortable, made of safe materials, and has a suitable size. [1]