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What is Neurogenic Bladder?

Neurogenic bladder

Millions of Americans have neurogenic bladder. Neurogenic bladder is the name given to a number of urinary conditions in people who lack bladder control due to a brain, spinal cord or nerve problem. This nerve damage can be the result of diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease or diabetes. It can also be caused by infection of the brain or spinal cord, heavy metal poisoning, stroke, spinal cord injury, or major pelvic surgery. People who are born with problems of the spinal cord, such as spina bifida, may also have this type of bladder problem.

Nerves in the body control how the bladder stores or empties urine, and problems with these nerves cause overactive bladder (OAB), incontinence, and underactive bladder (UAB) or obstructive bladder, in which the flow of urine is blocked.

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  • Urologic Conditions
  • Neurogenic Bladder
    • The Urinary System
    • Causes
    • Symptoms
    • Diagnosis
    • Treatment
    • More Information
    • Printable Version

  • Home

  • Urologic Conditions

  • Neurogenic Bladder

What is Neurogenic Bladder?

Neurogenic bladder

Millions of Americans have neurogenic bladder. Neurogenic bladder is the name given to a number of urinary conditions in people who lack bladder control due to a brain, spinal cord or nerve problem. This nerve damage can be the result of diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease or diabetes. It can also be caused by infection of the brain or spinal cord, heavy metal poisoning, stroke, spinal cord injury, or major pelvic surgery. People who are born with problems of the spinal cord, such as spina bifida, may also have this type of bladder problem.

Nerves in the body control how the bladder stores or empties urine, and problems with these nerves cause overactive bladder (OAB), incontinence, and underactive bladder (UAB) or obstructive bladder, in which the flow of urine is blocked.

Share

The Urinary System

Related Resources

Urology 101

Urology 101 Video


Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet


UrologyHealth extra® Articles

When Nerve Damage Causes Bladder Problems: Neurogenic Bladder


 

Other Groups’ Resources

Continence Central

Advice on finding pads and products for sale in the US


National Association for Continence

www.nafc.org


National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC)

Nerve Disease and Bladder Control
What I need to know about Bladder Control for Women  (English)
Lo que usted debe saber sobre el control de la vejiga en las mujeres (Español)
Bladder Control: What Men Need to Know  (English)
Control de la vejiga Lo que los hombres deben saber (Español)


Simon Foundation for Continence

www.simonfoundation.org


Underactive Bladder Foundation

www.underactivebladder.org


Other UrologyHealth.org Articles You May Want to Read

“ When Nerve Damage Causes Bladder Problems: Neurogenic Bladder ”
Incontinence
SUI
Bladder Prolapse
Pelvic Floor Exercises
Urinary Tract Infection

 

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