Neurogenic bladder

Definition of Neurogenic bladder

Neurogenic bladder is a urinary problem in which the bladder does not empty properly due to a neurological condition.

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Several muscles and nerves must work together for your bladder to hold urine until you’re ready to empty it. Nerve messages go back and forth between the brain and the muscles that control bladder emptying. If these nerves are damaged by illness or injury, the muscles may not be able to tighten or relax at the right time.

Symptoms

The specific symptoms depend on the underlying neurological disorder, and may include:

Treatment

Medications may help manage your symptoms. Your doctor may recommend:

Review

David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc., and Daniel B. Hoch, PhD, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital. – 6/16/2010

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