Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Neurogenic Bladder Overview

What is neurogenic bladder?
A person with neurogenic bladder has damage to the nerves that control the normal function of the bladder. Neurogenic bladder may result from an injury or an underlying disease. Causes of neurogenic bladder include a stroke, spinal cord tumor, spinal cord injury, brain tumor, Parkinson's disease, Shy-Drager syndrome, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, neurosyphilis, herpes zoster, and a herniated disk.

What are the symptoms of neurogenic bladder?
The symptoms of neurogenic bladder depend on the cause. Symptoms often include difficulty urinating, urinary incontinence, urinary frequency, urinary urgency, and increased urination at night.

How does the doctor treat neurogenic bladder?
The treatment of neurogenic bladder includes medications, surgery, or the use of a urinary catheter to drain the bladder when it is full.

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Last Updated: Nov 9, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Neurogenic Bladder References
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