Mercy Urologists Treat Neurogenic Bladder in Baltimore

Urology at Mercy - Baltimore

The Urology Specialists of Maryland at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore offer an experienced team of doctors dedicated to compassionate patient care. Our urologists cover a broad spectrum of bladder conditions including neurogenic bladder, bladder calculus, bladder cancer and urinary incontinence.

About the Condition

People with neurogenic bladder urology disorder lack bladder control. It can be caused by brain disorders, birth defects or damage to the spinal cord or nervous system. Illnesses like Alzheimer’s disease, Cerebral Palsy, and Parkinson’s disease often cause Neurogenic Bladder. Damage to nerves that feed the bladder can result in the condition as well. 

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Symptoms & Diagnostic Process

The symptoms of neurogenic bladder vary depending on its cause and mirror urinary incontinence symptoms. Patients can experience symptoms of an overactive bladder (frequent urination in small amounts and loss of bladder control) or an underactive bladder (problems in starting urination, inability to tell when bladder is full or urine leakage).

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Treatment Options

There are a variety of treatment options for neurogenic bladder that may help manage the medical condition:

  • Kegel exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles
  • Bladder self-management and record keeping
  • Medications that relax the bladder or make nerves more responsive
  • Permanent or intermittent catheterization
  • Surgery that can help stimulate bladder muscles or divert urine flow
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