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  • Urinary hesitancy

  • Urine flow pauses

  • The urine stream has been weak for the past month

  • Urgent urination

  • Urinate not coming out completely

  • Unstoppable urge to pee

  • Pee not coming out all at once

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What is neurogenic bladder?

A condition where nerves supplying the bladder are damaged. Causes include injury to the spinal cord and nerve diseases like Parkinson's disease and Multiple sclerosis.

Symptoms of neurogenic bladder

  • Needing to pass urine again, despite just passing less than 2 hours ago

  • History of dementia

  • Urine stream is weaker than before

  • Urine flow is intermittent over the past month. (Urine starts and stops)

  • Often have a sudden need to pass urine in the past one month

  • Frequent urination

  • Feeling there is still urine left in the bladder after urinating

  • Difficulty holding urine, leak urine

Questions your doctor may ask to check for neurogenic bladder

  • Have you felt urge to pass urine again, within 2 hours after using the bathroom?

  • Have you been diagnosed with dementia?

  • Is your urine flow weaker?

  • Have you experienced on-and-off urine flow in the past month?

  • Do you have sudden, strong urges to rush to the toilet to urinate?

Treatment for neurogenic bladder

Treatment aims to prevent kidney damage from being unable to empty the bladder. Options include medications to increase or decrease the urge and strength needed to pass urine. If the bladder cannot squeeze effectively, emptying the bladder regularly with a catheter (tube) will be necessary.

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References

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    https://www.minervamedica.it/en/journals/europa-medicophysica/article.php?cod=R33Y2017N06A0975

  • Panicker JN. Neurogenic Bladder: Epidemiology, Diagnosis, and Management. Semin Neurol. 2020 Oct;40(5):569-579. doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1713876. Epub 2020 Oct 16. PMID: 33065745.

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  • Sripathi V, Mitra A. Management of Neurogenic Bladder. Indian J Pediatr. 2017 Jul;84(7):545-554. doi: 10.1007/s12098-017-2356-7. Epub 2017 May 29. PMID: 28553689.

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  • Romo PGB, Smith CP, Cox A, Averbeck MA, Dowling C, Beckford C, Manohar P, Duran S, Cameron AP. Non-surgical urologic management of neurogenic bladder after spinal cord injury. World J Urol. 2018 Oct;36(10):1555-1568. doi: 10.1007/s00345-018-2419-z. Epub 2018 Jul 26. PMID: 30051263.

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Maxwell J. Nanes, DO

Maxwell J. Nanes, DO (Emergency department)

Dr Nanes received a doctorate from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and went on to complete a residency in emergency medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. There he trained at Froedtert Hospital and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in the practice of adult and pediatric emergency medicine. He was a chief resident and received numerous awards for teaching excellence during his time there. | | After residency he took a job at a community hospital where he and his colleagues worked through the toughest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. |

Nao Saito, MD

Nao Saito, MD (Urology)

After graduating from Tokyo Women's Medical University School of Medicine, Dr. Saito worked at Tokyo Women's Medical University Hospital, Toda Chuo General Hospital, Tokyo Women's Medical University Yachiyo Medical Center, and Ako Chuo Hospital before becoming Deputy Director (current position) at Takasaki Tower Clinic Department of Ophthalmology and Urology in April 2020.

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