Bladder Dysfunction Questions & Answers

Updated: Jan 04, 2019
  • Author: Gregory T Carter, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Elizabeth A Moberg-Wolff, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What are the causes of bladder dysfunction?

What is the physiology of bladder function and what abnormalities lead to bladder dysfunction?

What causes bladder dysfunction?

What is the epidemiology of bladder dysfunction?

What are the demographics of bladder dysfunction?

What is the prognosis of bladder dysfunction?

What educational information should be provided to patients with bladder dysfunction?

Presentation

What information should be gathered in the patient history in the assessment of bladder dysfunction?

What is included in the physical exam in the assessment of bladder dysfunction?

What complications are associated with bladder dysfunction?

DDX

What are the diagnostic considerations in the diagnosis of bladder dysfunction?

Which conditions are in the differential diagnosis of bladder dysfunction?

Workup

Which lab studies are indicated in the workup of bladder dysfunction?

What is the role of a bladder scan in the workup of bladder dysfunction?

Which imaging studies are indicated in the workup of bladder dysfunction?

What is cystometry and how is it used in the workup of bladder dysfunction?

What is the role of EMG in the workup of bladder dysfunction?

What are other tests used in the workup of bladder dysfunction?

Treatment

What is the role of rehabilitation in the treatment of bladder dysfunction?

How are facilitative techniques and maneuvers used in the treatment of bladder dysfunction?

When is clean intermittent catheterization (CIC) indicated in the treatment of bladder dysfunction?

What are the complications of clean intermittent catheterization (CIC) in the treatment of bladder dysfunction?

Which drugs are used in the treatment of bladder dysfunction?

How effective are drugs in the management of bladder dysfunction?

What are the surgical options for outlet obstruction in the treatment of bladder dysfunction?

What is the role of bladder augmentation in the treatment of bladder dysfunction?

What other treatments are used in the treatment of bladder dysfunction?

What is the protocol for long-term monitoring of a patient with bladder dysfunction?

Medications

Which medications are used the management of bladder dysfunction?

Which medications in the drug class Alpha/Beta Adrenergic Agonists are used in the treatment of Bladder Dysfunction?

Which medications in the drug class Tricyclic Antidepressants are used in the treatment of Bladder Dysfunction?

Which medications in the drug class Anticholinergic Drugs are used in the treatment of Bladder Dysfunction?

Which medications in the drug class BPH, Alpha Blockers are used in the treatment of Bladder Dysfunction?

Which medications in the drug class Cholinergics, Genitourinary are used in the treatment of Bladder Dysfunction?