Neurogenic Bladder

Overview

When conditions or abnormalities of the nervous system affect the bladder, it is called neurogenic bladder. It is a complex bladder disorder. Patients who are affected by this condition benefit most by seeing a physician with experience in neuro-urology and such complex cases.

Signs & Symptoms

The symptoms of neurogenic bladder differ from person to person. They also depend on the type of nerve damage the person has. Symptoms may include: Urinary tract infections, Frequent urination and urine leakage, Urinary Urgency, Weak Urine Stream, Difficulty or straining to urinate.

Diagnosis & Treatment

Neurogenic bladder is a serious condition, but when it is watched closely and treated the best way, patients can see large improvements in their quality of life. Specific treatment for neurogenic bladder will be decided by your health care provider based on: age, overall health and medical history, the cause of the nerve damage, and the type and severity of the symptoms.