Urology Services

Neurogenic Bladder

Neurogenic bladder refers to a number of urinary conditions that affect both men and women.  When the nerves and muscles that control how the urinary bladder stores or empties urine do not function properly, it is referred to as neurogenic bladder.

Several problems can occur due to neurogenic bladder.  They include:

  • Urinary retention - the muscles that hold in urine do not receive the message that it is time to empty
  • Urinary leakage - leakage also occurs because the muscles holding in urine do not receive the right message
  • Bladder or ureter infections - result from urine that is held in too long before elimination

You can find more information about neurogenic bladder by visit the Urology Care Foundation

A fact sheet is also available.