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Dr. Gael Yonnet
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Neurogenic Bladder (Overview)

A form of dysfunction of urinary bladder and urinary sphincter leading to poor urine flow, urinary urgency or stress urinary incontinence, poor bladder emptying, an upset patient. Its causes may be spinal cord injury by accident or surgery or certain diseases like stroke, MS, diabetes, etc.


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What are the tests for neurogenic bladder?

What are the tests for neurogenic bladder?

Urodynamics: Urodynamics refers to the process of testing the bladder for its ability to accommodate filling, the pressure at which it does so, symptoms that filling may cause as well as evaluating flow rate and leakage, if any. This can be done in a relatively simple fashion in the office, or in a more sophisticated clinic setting with video and fluoroscopic information added to the basic information above. ...Read more

Dr. Gael Yonnet
116 Doctors shared insights

Neurogenic Bladder (Overview)

A form of dysfunction of urinary bladder and urinary sphincter leading to poor urine flow, urinary urgency or stress urinary incontinence, poor bladder emptying, an upset patient. Its causes may be spinal cord injury by accident or surgery or certain diseases like stroke, MS, diabetes, etc.


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What are the major symptoms of neurogenic bladder?

What are the major symptoms of neurogenic bladder?

Neurogenic Bladder: Symptoms of overactive bladder:
having to urinate too often in small amounts
problems emptying all the urine from the bladder
loss of bladder control

symptoms of underactive bladder:
bladder becomes too full and you may leak urine. Inability to tell when the bladder is full
problems starting to urinate or emptying all the urine from the bladder
urinary retention. ...Read more

Dr. Shira Miller Dr. Miller
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Neurogenic bladder (Tip)

Losing even 10 pounds can fix a leaky bladder. ...See more

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Living with Overactive Bladder (OAB) (Checklist)

Find a good urologist for proper evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment
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Manage your intake of fluids; don't consume too much or too little
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Avoid or limit caffeine (coffee, tea, soda) and alcohol
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Identify what foods and fluids bother your bladder and avoid them
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Can brain surgery cause neurogenic bladder?

Yes: If nerve pathways between bladder and bladder control center in brain are interrupted. ...Read more

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I have MS & neurogenic bladder, history kidney stones & infections. Now may have pus pocket on kidney uncured for months. How is it treated?

I have MS & neurogenic bladder, history kidney stones & infections. Now may have pus pocket on kidney uncured for months. How is it treated?

Complex: See a urologist and perhaps a nephrologist, as your kidney issues clearly need attention and you need a solution here asap. The multiple sclerosis also requires therapy but unable to find a specific med listed. Are you followed by a neurologist? Do you have a disorder caused by a diiferent disease? ...Read more

Dr. Holly Maes Dr. Maes
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Neurogenic bladder (Tip)

Double void if you have bladder dysfunction. Urinate, stand up and move around, urinate again. ...See more

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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Ask your doctor about taking an antibiotic
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Drink plenty of fluids to help dilute the urine and flush the bladder
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Avoid irritating fluids and food, such as caffeine, citrus, alcohol, and spicy foods
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Take an over-the-counter urinary analgesic for pain and to soothe the bladder
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What is the treatment for neurogenic bladder?

Individualized: There are different types of neurogenic bladder. Common causes might be multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury or stroke. In general, the bladder's function is to store and void urine, both of which can be disrupted. Goals of treatment should be to allow low pressure storage of urine and adequate emptying at a convenient time. Self catherization and medication are often used to accomplish this. ...Read more

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What are? Treatments for? Neurogenic bladder?

Possibly: If the onset is very recent and is due to nerve compression that can be reversed it may be curable with surgery. An example is an acute lumbar disc herniation that causes neurogenic bladder. If the condition is chronic it is less likely to respond to treatment though it still may. In chronic cases treatment usually focuses on managing the problem and may include self catheterization. ...Read more

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Neurogenic bladder (Tip)

Bladder training. Voiding at 2 or 3 hour intervals througout the day. Doing kegels. ...See more

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Is there a cure for a neurogenic bladder?

It is treatable: The first line agents to manage neurogenic bladder, or more specifically, detrusor overactivity, are anticholinergic medications such as oxybutinin or tolterodine. Ultimately, if no benefit is gained from these medications, a trial of onabotulinumtoxina (botox) injections in the bladder wall may be tried and has been found to control the symptoms of incontinence for up to a year. ...Read more

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What's a neurogenic bladder?

What's a neurogenic bladder?

Bladder dysfunction: Due to lack of control &/or sensation of bladder or urinary sphincter function caused by diseases of brain, spinal cord or peripheral nerves. Congenital as in subjects with spina bifida and meningomyelocele, or acquired as in spinal cord injury, multiple slerosis etc. Can cause urinary incontinence from sphincter non-function or storage failure or inability to initiate urination (urinary retention. ...Read more

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Neurogenic bladder (Tip)

Caffeine is a known irritant to the bladder. If suffering from over-acticve bladder, avoid caffeine. ...See more

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Can neurogenic bladder be cured?

Can neurogenic bladder be cured?

Managed yes: Nb is a permanent condition. Tempoary neurogenic-like symptoms can be present with bruising or compression of spinal cord, spinal meningitis or multiple sclerosis. A chinese physician has reported some success in curing some cases of nb by splicing normal nerves to bladder nerves. Otherwise considered not curable and treated by intermittent catheterization, artificial urinary sphincter implant etc. ...Read more

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What causes a neurogenic bladder?

Damaged or no nerves: Between brain and bladder. Some children born with spina bifida & myelomeningocele & other spinal abnormalities or cerebral palsy have congenital neurogenic bladder. Spinal cord injuries or tumors, transverse myelitis, brain tumors or injuries, multiple sclerosis, diabetes can all cause nb. Basically, any interruption, of sensory or motor nerve impulses to or from bladder &/or sphincter cause a nb. ...Read more

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Neurogenic bladder (Tip)

Try double urinating to fully empty bladder, empty bladder and half an hour later empty bladder again. ...See more

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I have a problem of neurogenic bladder?

I have a problem of neurogenic bladder?

Neurogenic bladder: There are many varieties of neurogenic bladder. The first step is visiting a urologist for cystoscopy and urodynamic testing to attempt to determine the actual dysfunction present and potentially, its cause. ...Read more

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What are the tests for neurogenic bladder?

Urodynamics: Urodynamics refers to the process of testing the bladder for its ability to accommodate filling, the pressure at which it does so, symptoms that filling may cause as well as evaluating flow rate and leakage, if any. This can be done in a relatively simple fashion in the office, or in a more sophisticated clinic setting with video and fluoroscopic information added to the basic information above. ...Read more

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Neurogenic bladder (Tip)

Bladder issues are always worsened by obesity, no matter the cause! ...See more

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Do a lot of people get neurogenic bladder?

Do a lot of people get neurogenic bladder?

Quite a lot: Many people born with spina bifida and cerebral palsy also have nb. People with spinal cord injuries and paraplegia, severe multiple sclerosis ANS some with longstanding diabetes can all develop nb. ...Read more

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I have a neurogenic bladder is there a cure?

Essentially no.: Bruising of spinal cord can cause temporary neurogenic bladder which resolves spontaneously. Occasional cure has been reported by nerve transfer and anastomosis and is a possible hope for the future. Urinary incontinence can be managed in most cases by intermittent catheterization, with or without medication, artificial urinary sphincters, bladder augmentation or urinary diversions etc. ...Read more

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Neurogenic bladder (Tip)

Keep yourself hydrated. Treat bladder infections promptly. Strengthen bladder wall with kegel's. ...See more

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Please explain what is a neurogenic bladder?

Please explain what is a neurogenic bladder?

Nerves: Patients with spinal cord injuries, nerve injuries from surgery or other problems can experience loss of urine control from denervation of the bladder. Very difficult to treat, but important to know prior to intervention. Urodynamic testing usually can make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the major symptoms of neurogenic bladder?

Neurogenic Bladder: Symptoms of overactive bladder:
having to urinate too often in small amounts
problems emptying all the urine from the bladder
loss of bladder control

symptoms of underactive bladder:
bladder becomes too full and you may leak urine. Inability to tell when the bladder is full
problems starting to urinate or emptying all the urine from the bladder
urinary retention. ...Read more

Dr. John Tillett Dr. Tillett
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Neurogenic bladder (Tip)

Don't get constipated! Constipation worsens bladder symptoms; you may improve with regularity alone. ...See more

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What is the definition or description of: Neurogenic bladder?

What is the definition or description of: Neurogenic bladder?

Here is...: A form of dysfunction of urinary bladder and urinary sphincter leading to poor urine flow, urinary urgency or stress urinary incontinence, poor bladder emptying, an upset patient. Its causes may be spinal cord injury by accident or surgery or certain diseases like stroke, MS, diabetes, etc. ...Read more

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I have neurogenic bladder problem. How can I make my life easier?

I have neurogenic bladder problem. How can I make my life easier?

Difficult to treat: This is a nerve problem regarding the bladder & can be difficult to treat. There are medications available to help with this problem as well as interstim therapy. See a urologist or urogynecologist. ...Read more

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Neurogenic bladder (Tip)

If you get repeated infections after intercourse, consider taking antibiotics to prevent it. ...See more

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How do you help one who is wheel chair bound and has a neurogenic bladder.?

How do you help one who is wheel chair bound and has a neurogenic bladder.?

To self sufficiency: Most wheel chair bound paraplegics crave independence, many quads do as well, but this is harder to acheive. Thus help subject to become independent. Hopefull subject can learn to perform self intermittent catheterization, via urethra or cutaneous catheterizable stoma from wheel chair. To transfer to toilet or commode for bms & by digital stimulation, suppositories, or enemas. Accompany to rehab visits. ...Read more

Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more