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My doctor talked over my head. We are confused. What is neurogenic bladder?

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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: Lacks nerve control

Interruption of nerve pathways between bladder to +/or from brain at any level.
Can be congenital as in meningomyelocele/spina bifida or acquired ie traumatic spinal cord injury, MS or stroke.Can be lack of sensory nerve function, where u can't feel bladder or motor when u can't voluntarily control urinary sphincter or bladder.Results in urinary incontinence +/or inability to urinate/retention.

In brief: Lacks nerve control

Interruption of nerve pathways between bladder to +/or from brain at any level.
Can be congenital as in meningomyelocele/spina bifida or acquired ie traumatic spinal cord injury, MS or stroke.Can be lack of sensory nerve function, where u can't feel bladder or motor when u can't voluntarily control urinary sphincter or bladder.Results in urinary incontinence +/or inability to urinate/retention.
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. George Klauber
Treatment can involve need to help control bladder storage ability or elimination. Urodynamic studies may be required to help with diagnosis +/or treatment. Treatment may include medication, intermittent catheterization, bladder neck suspensions, artificial urinary sphincters, antibiotics to control urinary tract infections etc.

In brief: Neurogenic bladder

This term is used to describe someone who has a bladder brain communication problem..
...Like a spinal cord injury pt may not have any feeling or control and needs to be catheterization....This is a type of neurogenic bladder....The nerves used in bladder function just don't work right.....

In brief: Neurogenic bladder

This term is used to describe someone who has a bladder brain communication problem..
...Like a spinal cord injury pt may not have any feeling or control and needs to be catheterization....This is a type of neurogenic bladder....The nerves used in bladder function just don't work right.....
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