What is detrusor hyperreflexia?

Jill Rabin
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)

Detrusor hyperreflexia occurs when there is a neurological cause for involuntary bladder contractions. Spasms result from damage to the spinal cord and nervous system. Reasons for hyperreflexia instability include:

• Spina bifida (a birth defect of the spinal column)

• Multiple sclerosis (a neurologoic disorder)

• Stroke (also known as a cerebro-vascular accident)

• Parkinson’s disease

• Spinal cord injury

• Pelvic trauma (from a motor vehicle accident, for example)

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