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Neurogenic Bladder -- Adult

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by LaRusso L

(Neurogenic Incontinence—Adult)

 

Definition

Neurogenic bladder is abnormal bladder function caused by a nerve problem. The bladder may empty too often or at the wrong time (incontinence) or the bladder may be unable to completely empty the urine (urinary retention). In this case, urine may leak out of the overfilled bladder.
Contact your doctor if you think you may have this condition. The sooner it is treated, the lower the chance of developing other serious conditions, such as a urinary tract infection.
Bladder With Nerves, Female
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RESOURCES

National Association for Continence
http://www.nafc.org

Urology Care Foundation
http://www.urologyhealth.org

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

BC Health Guide
http://www.bchealthguide.org

Canadian Spinal Research Organization
http://www.csro.com

 

References


Morantz CA. ACOG guidelines on urinary incontinence in women. Am Fam Physician. 2000;72:175.


Nerve disease and bladder control. National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse website. Available at: http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/nervedisease/index.htm. Updated June 29, 2012. Accessed October 18, 2012.


Neurogenic bladder. Urology Care Foundation website. Available at: http://www.urologyhealth.org/urology/index.cfm?article=9. Updated January 2011. Accessed October 18, 2012.


Scientific Committee of the First International Consultation on Incontinence. Assessment and treatment of urinary incontinence. Lancet. 2000;355:2153-2158.

 

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