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Pediatric Neurogenic Bladder

Key Points About Neurogenic Bladder in Children

  • Neurogenic bladder means the bladder doesn’t work normally because of nerve damage. It causes a child to have problems with holding or releasing urine.
  • The most common causes of this condition in a child are problems with the spinal cord.
  • It can be diagnosed with urine tests, a urodynamic study, or an ultrasound.
  • Treatment may include using the toilet at scheduled times, using a catheter, medicine or surgery.
  • Over time, it may harm the kidneys or cause infections.
  • Living with this condition can be hard. Urine leakage can cause embarrassment and self-esteem issues for your child. You must be supportive and patient.


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