In children a neurogenic bladder may be caused by a birth defect. Or it may happen later because of a different problem. The most common causes of neurogenic bladder in a child include:
Symptoms can occur a bit differently in each child. They can include:
A child may also have:
The symptoms of neurogenic bladder can seem like other health conditions. Make sure your child sees his or her healthcare provider for a diagnosis.
The healthcare provider will ask about your child’s symptoms and health history. He or she will give your child a physical exam. Your child may also have tests, such as:
You may also be asked to keep a record of your child’s urine habits. You’ll need to write down your child’s daily urinary schedule. Note how often he or she goes and any problems that occur.
Treatment will depend on your child’s symptoms, age, and general health. It will also depend on how severe the condition is. Treatment may include:
In some cases, your child may need surgery. Your child’s healthcare provider will discuss surgery options with you if needed. Surgery may be done to:
Talk with your child’s healthcare providers about the risks, benefits, and possible side effects of all treatments.
Neurogenic bladder may cause:
Call the healthcare provider if your child has:
Tips to help you get the most from a visit to your child’s healthcare provider:
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