|Bladder With Nerves, Female|
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- Nerve or spinal cord conditions present since birth, such as spina bifida or spinal cord tumor
- Urinary incontinence
- Dribbling urine stream
- Straining during urination
- Inability to urinate (urinary retention)
- Overflow of urine from a full bladder
- Painful urination
- Blood tests
- Bladder function tests
- Bladder training—setting a regular schedule to empty your bladder and drinking less fluid
- Exercises to strengthen muscles around the bladder that help control urine flow
- Painless electrical stimulation to help the function of bladder muscles
- Removing part of the muscle that holds the bladder closed—This allows urine to flow out into a collection tube attached to the penis (for men only).
- Inserting a tube into an opening in the abdomen—This allows urine to flow out into a collection bag.
- Using tissue from the bowel to make the bladder larger
- Replacing the bladder with a pouch made from sections of the bowel or other tissue
- Inserting a small tube-like device, called a stent, into the bladder neck to allow urine to flow out.
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Urology Care Foundation http://www.urologyhealth.org
Canadian Spinal Research Organization http://www.csro.com
HealthLink BC http://www.bchealthguide.org
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Neurogenic bladder. Urology Care Foundation website. Available at: http://www.urologyhealth.org/urology/index.cfm?article=9. Updated May 2014. Accessed October 27, 2014.
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7/28/2014 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed: Mangera A, Apostolidis A, et al. An updated systematic review and statistical comparison of standardised mean outcomes for the use of botulinum toxin in the management of lower urinary tract disorders. Eur Urol. 2014;65(5):981-990.
- Reviewer: Adrienne Carmack, MD
- Review Date: 12/2014 -
- Update Date: 12/20/2014 -