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One of the consistent problems people with neurogenic bladder have talked about with our research team is the lack of information about their options in bladder management. We hope that this section of our website can help people with neurogenic bladder better understand some of the medical and surgical issues associated with their condition and allow them to make informed decisions about their care.

Bladder Augmentation

What is bladder augmentation?  Bladder augmentation is increasing the size of the bladder, usually with a patch of bowel.    This...

Related Topics: Bladder Augmentation , Congenital Neurogenic Bladder .

Condom Catheter

A condom catheter or external urine collection catheter is a catheter used by men to manage urinary incontinence. The device is often connected to leg bag or bedside bag for urine collection. These catheters are...

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Congenital Causes of Bladder Dysfunction

The bladder and urethra are particularly susceptible to neurologic injury and abnormal development in utero and early childhood. Spinal cord malformations, commonly known as spina bifida, can in many ways mimic a spinal cord injury...

Related Topics: Congenital Neurogenic Bladder .

Indwelling catheters

Most patients that have a spinal cord injury do not empty their bladder reliably and for this reason it is common to see patients that are reliant on a chronic indwelling catheter.  Although urologists always...

Related Topics: Indwelling Catheters .

Infertility and Spinal Cord Injury

Sperm Swimming

What is Infertility?

Infertility is defined as inability to attain a pregnancy after 1 year of regular unprotected intercourse. 

What is Ejaculation?­

Ejaculation is the process through which semen is propelled out...

Related Topics: Spinal Cord Injury , Infertility .

Management of Urinary Tract Infections in Neurogenic Bladder

Urinary tract infections:  Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can involve the bladder or the kidneys.  Bladder infections are also called cystitis and kidney infections are also called pyelonephritis.  In general bladder infections do not cause people...

Related Topics: UTIs .

Multiple sclerosis and the bladder

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that damages the protective coating on the nerves in the body (including the nerves in the spinal cord and the brain). These coatings are designed to help signals pass...

Related Topics: Multiple Sclerosis .

Neurogenic bladder

What is neurogenic bladder?  Neurogenic bladder is a condition in which the bladder loses its normal storage or emptying function.  There are two general patterns of neurogenic bladder dysfunction.  The first is a large volume...

Related Topics: Neurogenic Bladder .

Onabotulinum toxin A (Botox™) Treatment for the Bladder

Onabotulinum toxin A is a powerful drug that acts to temporarily paralyze muscles when it is locally injected.  onabotulinum toxin A is known for its popular use in cosmetics, but it actually has far reaching...

Related Topics: Botox .

Oral Medical Therapy

Oral medical therapy is usually the first line treatment for patient with symptoms of urinary urgency, increased urinary frequency, and urine leakage associated with neurogenic bladder. Often oral medical therapy provides significant improvement in urinary...

Related Topics: Medicines .

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