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What causes urinary incontinence while suffering from SCI?

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Posted on Mon, 9 Nov 2015 in General Health
Question: I am a SCI patient (Spinal Cord Injured) and my body is paralyzed. I am on CIC (Clean Intermittent Catheterization) to empty the urine from bladder. CIC time is in every 4 hours. From last 1.5 months I am having urine leakage. Can you please let me know what is the reason for this and what medicine can be useful in this case?
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Brief Answer:
Urine leakage is due to spasm of the Bladder .

Detailed Answer:
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Thanks for your query ,based on the facts that you have posted it appears that you are SCI patient and have been doing CIC to drain your bladder every 4 hours.

The leakage of the urine that you are getting is due to involuntary mild contraction of bladder (bladder spasms ) which commonly occur in neurogenic bladder.

Taking anti muscuranic drug like Tolturadine or Oxybutinine twice daily will resolve the issue .

Hope I have answered your query ,please feel free to ask if you have more questions ,I shall be happy to help you
Thanks and Regards.
Dr.Patil



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