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Neurogenic bladder

Definition

Neurogenic bladder is a urinary problem in which the bladder does not empty properly due to a neurological condition.

See also: Urinary incontinence

Causes

Common causes for neurogenic bladder include:

Symptoms

The bladder may empty spontaneously (incontinence) or may not empty at all (retention with leakage). The specific problem depends on the underlying neurological disorder.

Support Groups

See: Incontinence resources


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Review Date: 6/19/2008
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