I have a neurogenic bladder is there a cure for this type of bladder condition?

I took a sergury on sept 14th of 05. to remove L5-S1 disc. which was baddly hernated., hence prior to the sergey, my balddar was badly expanded and i had to be hospitalized due to unalbe to unirate, i was caticatized.up to this day i am unalbe to urine on me own i have to force out whatever urine in me.it gives me headache. i alsohave problems stooling. i feel me anus area feeling like stool is packed up there,but nothing. i also have urges to stool, but when i go to the bathroom, i woul;d sit for ling periods and nothing. I also would like to know what is an IVP>

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  • 1 decade ago
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    An IVP is an x-ray study of your kidneys, ureters and bladder. The following sites describe the procedure quite accurately:



    Patients diagnosed neurogenic bladder usually don’t totally recover. However, appropriate treatment may produce excellent results. Distinguishing between the hypotonic and the spastic neurogenic bladder is important because these conditions are treated differently. A patient diagnosed with neurogenic bladder will need continued monitoring for urinary tract infections and kidney function.


    Treatment may include:

    *insertion of a catheter or hollow tube (to empty the bladder at regular intervals)

    *prophylactic (preventive) antibiotic therapy (to reduce the incidence of infection)

    *placement of an artificial sphincter - a procedure that involves placing an artificial cuff around the neck of the bladder that can be inflated to prevent urinary incontinence and deflated when it is time to empty the bladder. You will still require intermittent catheterization to completely empty the bladder.



    Source(s): Radiologic technologist with 15 years experience
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