Can spina bifida cause your urine to have a foul odor?

Uti. Patients with spins vigils may have urinary tract abnormalities, including incomplete emptying of the bladder and vesico urethral reflux, which can lead to urinary tract infections. You should consult your doctor for evaluation and treatment as soon as possible.

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I am a 31 year old man with spina bifida & I find the when I go to the restroom in the morning very little urine comes out of me. Is that normal?

Spinal Slowdown. This is not unusual in this type of condition since the nerves that control the bladder could be affected. In such a situation the ability to relax the bladder neck muscle effectively in coordination with the contraction of the bladder wall muscle to begin urination may be impaired. As a result the sensation to void could be affected as well as the ability to empty the bladder completely. Read more...
Experience teaches. You have lived with this problem 31 years. How long has this problem been occurring? If most of your life, then you have a "neurogenic bladder", common in spina bifida. But if this is new, consider inadequate fluid intake as cause of your problem. Sometimes an over-distended bladder will not relax readily after overnight sleep, perfectly normal. Read more...

I was born with spina bifida. How can I avoid urine leakage during sexual intercourse? I always empty the bladder before but does not seem to help

Tethered Cord. Spina bifida is often associated with a tethered spinal cord related to the birth defect. Other symptoms are associated including lower extremity weakness and numbness as well as bladder dysfunction. Sometimes this may be relieved by surgical release of the cord by sectioning the filum terminale. A lumbar MRI scan can answer the question and then referral to a neurosurgeon for evaluation. Read more...