Bladder problems caused by a disease such as multiple sclerosis (MS) is called neurogenic bladder. MS can disrupt communication between your brain and the bladder, making bladder problems quite common.

If you have multiple sclerosis (MS) and develop bladder problems, you’re not alone.

Most people with MS eventually experience some kind of bladder issue. Bladder dysfunction can be temporary or chronic. Treatment depends on your specific symptoms.

This article discusses how MS can affect your bladder, the symptoms, and what you can do about it.
How does multiple sclerosis (MS) affect your bladder?

Up to 90% of people with MS experience bladder dysfunction at some point. Symptoms tend to appear 6 to 8 years after you receive a diagnosis of MS. They can include anything from not being able to hold your urine to not being able to fully empty your bladder.


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