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Your bladder and urinary system play a very important part in keeping you healthy by acting like a “filter” and getting rid of the waste products from food and fluid that you have eaten and absorbed. After you have had a spinal cord injury, you often lose your ability to control urination. You may not be able to feel that your bladder is full, and if you can feel it, you may not be able to empty it.
It is important to note here that the changes that occur in your bladder will be unique to you. Although there are similarities, no two people with spinal cord injuries will have the exact same Bladder Management Program or the same response to their program. There may be some slight differences based on your unique experience; however, the function and the change of the function in your bladder after spinal cord injury is important for you to understand and master to maintain your health after your injury.
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Recommended CitationThomas Jefferson University Hospital and Magee Rehabilitation, "Bladder-Spinal Cord Injury Manual" (2009). Spinal Cord Injury Manual (English). Manual 3.
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