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Specific treatment for neurogenic bladder will be determined by your physician based on:
Your age, overall health, and medical history
Severity of symptoms
Cause of the nerve damage
Type of voiding dysfunction that results
Your tolerance for specific medications, procedures, or therapies
Expectations for the course of the condition
Your opinion or preference
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.