Pediatric Neurogenic Bladder
Neurogenic bladder is a condition in which a child does not have normal bladder control.
Neurogenic bladder is a condition in which a child lacks normal bladder control, due to a brain, spinal cord or nerve problem. Millions of Americans have neurogenic bladder for various reasons.
Neurogenic bladder occurs as a result of other conditions or situations, including:
- Heavy metal poisoning
- Infection of the brain or spinal cord
- Major pelvic surgery
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Parkinson’s disease
- Spina bifida
- Spinal cord injury
The symptoms of neurogenic bladder vary from person to person, and may include:
- Inability to fully empty the bladder
- Leaking urine (incontinence)
- Repeated urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Increased urinary frequency