Myotonic Dystrophy and the Bladder

Bladder and urinary issues in Myotonic Dystrophy are not reported as well as they should be. Many patients report incontinence problems but this is not listed on many of the myotonic dystrophy sites as an issue. During hospitalization incontinent issues may be of greater visualization as hospitals now have bladder scanners to look at this issue.

The issues with incontinence are many as shown in the attached study. Retention issues arise as the hospitals use 400ML of urine before they want to catheterize.

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