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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Bladder Spasms

Updated on Aug. 29, 2018

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced bladder spasms. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Painful Bladder Syndrome (Interstitial Cystitis)

    Painful bladder syndrome, also known as interstitial cystitis (IC), is a chronic condition that causes discomfort or pain in the bladder and a need to urinate frequently and urgently. The cause of this condition is not very clear and it is usually diagnosed when other causes like urinary tract infections are excluded.

    Chronic disease whose progression varies highly from person to person. Symptoms may persist for years.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, abdominal cramps (stomach cramps), depressed mood, pelvis pain, arthralgias or myalgias
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Urge Urinary Incontinence

    Incontinence is a medical condition which refers to a person's inability to control when they urinate. Urge incontinence refers to unintentional leakage right after feeling a sudden urge to urinate. This is caused by abnormal bladder contractions.

    This condition may persist for months to years.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    waking up regularly to pee at night, recurring problem with leaking urine, sudden urges to pee
    Symptoms that always occur with urge urinary incontinence:
    recurring problem with leaking urine, sudden urges to pee
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  3. 3.Mixed Urinary Incontinence

    Incontinence is a medical condition which refers to a person's inability to control when they urinate. Incontinence can be due to stress or urge. Stress incontinence refers to unintentional leakage of urine caused by coughing, sneezing, laughing, or lifting something heavy, while urge incontinence refers to unintentional leakage right after feeling a sudden urge to urinate. Mixed incontinence is a combination of the two.

    This condition may persist for months to years.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    waking up regularly to pee at night, recurring problem with leaking urine, sudden urges to pee, urges to pee upon exertion or heavy breathing
    Symptoms that always occur with mixed urinary incontinence:
    recurring problem with leaking urine
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

Bladder Spasms Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced bladder spasms have also experienced:

    • 6% Frequent Urination
    • 5% Pelvis Pain
    • 5% Sudden Urgency to Urinate
  • People who have experienced bladder spasms were most often matched with:

    • 60% Painful Bladder Syndrome (Interstitial Cystitis)
    • 20% Urge Urinary Incontinence
    • 20% Mixed Urinary Incontinence
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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