Neurogenic Bladder

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Trauma, certain diseases of the brain and spine, or problems at birth can damage the nerves of the bladder, disrupting the messages that flow back and forth between brain and bladder.

 

This disruption creates neurogenic bladder, in which the bladder might:

  • Leak
  • Not hold urine
  • Not empty completely

Renal Disease: A Symptom-free Health Problem

Renal disease is often silent, allowing health problems to develop with no outward symptoms, leading to:

  • Increased fluid retention
  • Cardiac problems
  • Kidney failure, requiring dialysis

Testing for Neurogenic Bladder

The doctors at the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) use many testing methods to develop a comprehensive treatment plan.

Tests for diagnosing neurogenic bladder may include:

Treating Neurogenic Bladder

Doctors decide on the best treatment regimen based on your:

  • Age
  • General health
  • Medical history
  • The underlying cause of the neurogenic bladder

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