Managing Bladder Problems When You Have Multiple Sclerosis

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by Wendy Henderson |

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Veteran Julie was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in March 2001 and in this Veterans Health Administration video, she explains how she manages her MS-related bladder problems.

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Julie explains that she began to experience urine urgency and had to visit the bathroom often, including throughout the night which compounded her fatigue as her sleep was being constantly disturbed. Eventually, Julia was referred to a neurourologist who asked her to keep a diary of all the times she went to the bathroom and if she experienced pain or burning sensation when urinating.

The neurourologist prescribed a medication which helped Julia to fully empty her bladder, which helped with the frequency and urgency she’d been experiencing.

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