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Can nervous system disorders lead to bladder spasms?

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The feeling you get when you need to empty your bladder is normally an involuntary response. The brain signals the bladder muscle when it is time to tighten (contract) and release urine. However, certain nervous system disorders damage the nerves that send signals between the brain and the bladder. When this happens, the bladder doesn't work like it should. Neurogenic bladder is the general term for bladder problems due to nerve damage.

From: Bladder Spasms WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

The National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse web site: "Nerve Disease and Bladder Control."

FamilyDoctor.org web site: "Interstitial Cystitis."

American Family Physician web site: "Interstitial Cystitis: Urgency and Frequency Syndrome."

The National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse web site: "Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome."

AARP web site: "Overactive Bladder: How to Take Back Control."

Wein: Campbell-Walsh Urology,  ; chapter 119. 10th. ed.

Botulinum toxin-A intradetrusor injections in children with neurogenic detrusor overactivity/neurogenic overactive bladder: a systematic literature review, Game X.  , June 1, 2009. J Pediatr Urol

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

National Institutes of Medicine.

Reviewed by Nazia Q Bandukwala on July 3, 2018

SOURCES:

The National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse web site: "Nerve Disease and Bladder Control."

FamilyDoctor.org web site: "Interstitial Cystitis."

American Family Physician web site: "Interstitial Cystitis: Urgency and Frequency Syndrome."

The National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse web site: "Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome."

AARP web site: "Overactive Bladder: How to Take Back Control."

Wein: Campbell-Walsh Urology,  ; chapter 119. 10th. ed.

Botulinum toxin-A intradetrusor injections in children with neurogenic detrusor overactivity/neurogenic overactive bladder: a systematic literature review, Game X.  , June 1, 2009. J Pediatr Urol

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

National Institutes of Medicine.

Reviewed by Nazia Q Bandukwala on July 3, 2018

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