Home HealthTopics Health Centers Reference Library Research
Join us on Facebook Join us on Facebook Share on Facebook

Incontinence

Is there a Surgery to help a Neurogenic Bladd

11/07/2005

Question:

I am 38 years old and have a Neurogenic Bladder. The urologist I go to now states that it came from a Hystorectomy that I had. While scraping the endometrosis they cut the nerve to the bladder. Now I have to self cath all the time. Can Bladder Reconstruction help me? Will this nerve ever grow back? Please I am so desperate for answers?

Answer:

It is not uncommon to develop a neurogenic bladder after pelvic surgery but oftentimes the bladder will regain its tone and function.  How long ago was the surgery?

Additionally there are options to get to bladder functioning with electrical stimulation though these approaches are new and continue to be develped and refined.

A thorough evaluation of your baldder from a functional standpoint is essential before pursing any means of treatment.

I hope this information is helpful to you,

For more information:

Go to the Incontinence health topic, where you can:

Response by:

Martin I Resnick, MD Martin I Resnick, MD
Formerly, Professor of Urology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University