A to Z: Neurogenic Bladderenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgThe term neurogenic bladder refers to a bladder that doesn't function properly because of nervous damage.neurogenic bladder, bladder control, Alzheimer's, cerebral palsy, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, incontinence, frequent urination, urinary retention, catheterization, UTIs, CD1Urology03/27/201304/09/201909/02/20192d3af20d-7bec-4129-8290-e7eb1c4481a9https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-neurogenic.html/<p>The term neurogenic bladder refers to a bladder that doesn't function properly because of <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/brain-nervous-system.html/">nervous system</a> damage.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Functions like filling, storing, and emptying the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/kidneys-urinary.html/">bladder</a> are regulated by nerves. When these nerves become damaged, nerve signals are disrupted and loss of bladder control results.</p> <p>Neurogenic bladder is often caused by an injury, tumor, or defect of the central nervous system (the brain and&nbsp;spinal cord). Diseases like <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/cerebral-palsy.html/">cerebral palsy</a>, multiple sclerosis, and neural tube defects like <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/spina-bifida.html/">spina bifida</a> also can be responsible. Sometimes nerve damage due to heavy, long-term alcohol use, <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/center/diabetes-center.html/">diabetes</a>, or a slipped disk will cause the problem.</p> <p>Symptoms of neurogenic bladder may include frequent urination (peeing), inability to fully empty the bladder, incontinence (the accidental release of urine), and urinary retention (inability to urinate). People with the disorder are also more likely to develop <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/urinary.html/">urinary tract infections (UTIs)</a>.</p> <p>Treatment for neurogenic bladder might include medication, strengthening exercises, or the use of a urinary catheter. Some people will need surgery to help ease symptoms.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Neurogenic bladder is not curable, but it is manageable. It's important to see a doctor as soon as the condition develops, however. Left untreated it can lead to kidney failure, which can be life threatening.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
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Bedwetting (Nocturnal Enuresis)Bedwetting can be embarrassing and upsetting for teens, but there are effective ways to correct the problem and scientists are constantly developing new treatments.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/enuresis.html/a9892aaa-dd05-426b-8b06-85fe07d5208d
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Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common in kids. They're easy to treat and usually clear up in a week or so.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/urinary.html/6a6f9f52-f903-4360-877f-dd35d531d84f
Urine TestsIs your child having a urine culture or urinalysis performed? Find out why urine tests are performed, and what to expect when the doctor orders them.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/labtest7.html/d8a510e5-7cb2-4868-9e5e-02f65dfb9f45
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