What can I do about bladder spasms?

Bladder spasms are involuntary urges to urinate. They may be strong enough to leak around the catheter even if it is not blocked. There are medications that may lessen the spasms; however, all of these medications cause constipation. The spasms usually go away as the bladder heals or after the catheter or stent is removed. They often do not require treatment.