Neurogenic Bladder

Neurogenic Bladder

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What is a neurogenic bladder?

The muscles and nerves of the urinary system work together to hold urine in the bladder and then release it at the appropriate time. Nerves carry messages from the bladder to the spinal cord and brain and from the collections of nerves i the peripheral nervous system to the muscles of the bladder telling them either to tighten or release. In a neurogenic bladder, the nerves that are supposed to carry these messages do not work properly.

What are the complications of a neurogenic bladder?

The following problems are often associated with a neurogenic bladder:

What causes neurogenic bladder?

The following are possible causes of neurogenic bladder:

What are the symptoms of neurogenic bladder?

The following are the most common symptoms of neurogenic bladder. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:

The symptoms of neurogenic bladder may resemble other conditions and medical problems. Always consult your physician for a diagnosis.

How is neurogenic bladder diagnosed?

When neurogenic bladder is suspected, both the nervous system (including the brain) and the bladder itself are examined. In addition to a complete medical history and physical examination, diagnostic procedures for neurogenic bladder may include the following:

What is the treatment for neurogenic bladder?

Specific treatment for neurogenic bladder will be determined by your physician based on:

Treatment may include:

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