Neurogenic Bladder—Adult

(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 .
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Causes

Neurogenic bladder is caused by problems with the nerves carrying messages between the bladder and the brain. The nerve problems may be caused by:

Risk Factors

Factors that increase your chance of developing neurogenic bladder include:
  • Nerve or spinal cord conditions present since birth, such as spina bifida or spinal cord tumor
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke

Symptoms

Symptoms of neurogenic bladder may include:
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Dribbling urine stream
  • Straining during urination
  • Inability to urinate (urinary retention)
  • Overflow of urine from a full bladder
  • Painful urination
  • Recurring urinary tract infections

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