Neurogenic Bladder: How We Treat

How is a neurogenic bladder treated?

Once the child is born, some of the effects of the disease can be prevented or reduced with aggressive management and, if appropriate, surgical reconstruction. Treatment may include:

  • Passing a catheter into the bladder every 3 to 4 hours to drain urine out of the bladder (CIC- Clean Intermittent Catheterization)
  • A prophylactic antibiotic (low dose) to prevent infections
  • Medications (oxybutinin) that can help control the activity of the bladder
  • Surgery, which is aimed to make the bladder big enough to hold urine for 3 to 4 hours without leaking

Why choose Children’s Hospital Colorado for your child’s neurogenic bladder?

At Children’s Hospital Colorado, our urology specialists participate in a multidisciplinary clinic. This clinic sees patients with spinal cord anomalies and injury to manage the neurogenic bladder, monitor the kidneys and coordinate care with a number of other specialty practices, including orthopedics, rehabilitation, neurosurgery and social work. With this coordination of services, we are able to provide the best care to your child and help them maintain health and independence.