Bladder spasms after surgery

                    There are many people who have  bladder spasms after surgery. Spasm is an involuntary contraction of a muscle. A spasm can produce severe pain. A bladder spasm is the spasm of the detrusor muscle of the bladder. Bladder spasms can occur due to many different reasons. Bladder spasms may be caused due to catheter usage after the surgery. If you had recently undergone any surgery, then you won’t be able to move. So the doctor might place a urinary catheter like foley’s catheter into your bladder. Urinary catheter can cause many infections and also bladder spasms after catheter removal.

                   Bladder spasms can occur after many different surgeries which are done over the pelvic organs or over the lower abdominal organs. These surgeries make the muscles of the abdomen weak and so the muscles lose control and contract suddenly leading to bladder spasms. The most common surgeries which cause bladder spasms in women are c-section or caesarean section and hysterectomy. Caesarean is done in order to remove the baby out of your womb. Hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus due to some problems like excessive bleeding,etc.

                  Bladder spasms after surgery in men most commonly occur due to surgeries like prostatectomy. Prostatectomy is the removal of the prostate gland which surrounds the neck of the bladder and the urethra. Some surgeries which are performed over the bladder also lead to bladder spasms.

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Kid with bladder spasms

                   Bladder spasms are very embarrassing sometimes. This is because your bladder may have a spasm suddenly and urine leaks out without your knowledge. This may cause severe embarrassment to you. You may also avoid going to public places due to the problems you face due to this condition.

                    But you need not worry about this. There is always a solution to every problem. Even bladder spasms after surgery also have a solution. You need to do some exercises of the lower abdomen in order to strengthen the muscles of the bladder to gain control over the bladder. You also need to empty your bladder daily at some fixed times throughout the day, so that you won’t face the problem of leakage of urine when you have bladder spasms. So you might have known about bladder spasms after surgery completely now.

References:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bladder_spasm

http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/utsw/cda/dept22047/files/135793.html

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002250/

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