Neurogenic bladder

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What is neurogenic bladder?

Neurogenic bladder is the dysfunction of the urinary bladder due to problems with the nervous system pathways involved in the control of urination. It may present as an overactive or hyper-reflexive bladder or as an underactive or flaccid bladder.

Common symptoms reported by people with neurogenic bladder

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with neurogenic bladder

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
11
Tried for
neurogenic bladder (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Suprapubic Catheter)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
9
Tried for
neurogenic bladder (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
anxious mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxybutynin ER)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
neurogenic bladder (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Symmetrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
fatigue (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (2) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Botox)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
neurogenic bladder (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (3) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (3) Pain (2)

Data from patients with neurogenic bladder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with neurogenic bladder

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for neurogenic bladder (8 evaluations)
Side effects
burning sensation Pain 2 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
neurogenic bladder (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Suprapubic Catheter)
Perceived effectiveness
for neurogenic bladder (6 evaluations)
Side effects
bladder infection bladder leakage 7 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
neurogenic bladder (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
cognitive confusion daytime sleepiness 2 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxybutynin ER)
Perceived effectiveness
for neurogenic bladder (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
neurogenic bladder (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Symmetrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
decreased appetite excessive dry mouth 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) sleepiness
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
depressed mood (2) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Botox)
Perceived effectiveness
for neurogenic bladder (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Hospitalization urinary retention
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
neurogenic bladder (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (3) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (11 evaluations)
Side effects
lack of motivation
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
depressed mood (3) Pain (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with neurogenic bladder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has neurogenic bladder on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 16
30s 44
40s 82
50s 80
60s 54
70+ 17
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 21
20-29 years 23
30-39 years 45
40-49 years 38
50-59 years 21
60-69 years 7
70+ years 2

Sex

Distribution of sex

75% Female
25% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 188
Not Diagnosed 8

These charts show data from neurogenic bladder patients who have completed their condition history
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