Children and adults with
cerebral palsy may have problems using the toilet if
their hip joints are stiff or if they have problems walking. Some do not have
good control over their bladder muscles. This may result in bed-wetting,
leaking urine continuously throughout the day, or wetting during specific
An occupational therapist can teach a person with cerebral palsy
exercises to help control the bladder. Special undergarments to protect
clothing are also useful. Surgery, biofeedback, and medicines are other
ways to treat bladder control problems.
September 30, 2010
Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics & Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
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