Neurogenic Bladder

Neurogenic bladder is a condition in which the nerves of the urinary system don’t work properly. It can lead to different kinds of problems, including urine leakage if the muscles holding urine do not get the right message. For some, the muscles don’t get the message the bladder is full and it’s time to let go. If the bladder becomes too full, urine may back up into the kidneys, and the extra pressure causes damage to the tiny blood vessels in the kidney. Urine that stays too long may also cause an infection of the bladder and/or kidneys.

Evaluation

Symptoms

Treatment

  • Interstim
  • Self-catheterization vs. Foley placement
  • Other surgical procedures