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Incontinence in spinalcord injury above T12

03/10/2006

Question:

what is the most effective treatment, i`m using Ditropan but still have to use pads cos after 3hrs my bladder empties.I dont like this as it is inconvinient and embarrasing.

Answer:

It may be that you need to increase the dose of the medication but I suggest you consult with your physician before you do so.  Also you may want to try to urinate by the clock e.g. every 2 hours so your bladder does not get too full.  What you are experiencing may change with time depending on when your injury ocurred.

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Response by:

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