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)

(Suprapubic Catheter)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
11
Tried for
neurogenic bladder (11)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
8
Tried for
neurogenic bladder (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
depressed mood (3) pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
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)

(Suprapubic Catheter)
Perceived effectiveness
for neurogenic bladder (6 evaluations)
Side effects
bladder infection bladder pain 7 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
neurogenic bladder (11)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for neurogenic bladder (7 evaluations)
Side effects
urinary tract infection pain 1 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
neurogenic bladder (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (15 evaluations)
Side effects
lack of motivation rectal bleeding
Total evaluations
15
Tried for
depressed mood (3) pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Botox)
Perceived effectiveness
for neurogenic bladder (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
neurogenic bladder (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxybutynin ER)
Perceived effectiveness
for neurogenic bladder (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
neurogenic bladder (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
decreased appetite vertigo
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
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 4
20s 16
30s 46
40s 102
50s 100
60s 67
70+ 32
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 22
20-29 years 29
30-39 years 52
40-49 years 42
50-59 years 23
60-69 years 8
70+ years 2

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 96
Female 274

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 219
Not Diagnosed 9

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