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Children who have Spina Bifida usually have damage to the nerves that control
bowel and bladder function. Early evaluation of the kidneys and bladder is very
important in order to prevent kidney damage.
Clean intermittent catheterization (CIC) is the central treatment to prevent damage
and give the child social continence.
During the first years of life, it is important to avoid constipation. Proper nutrition
with adequate fiber and fluids will help.
Since the bladder is usually affected by Spina Bifida, your child could have
problems storing urine or emptying his or her bladder. Know the signs of possible
urinary tract infection, and contact your health care provider if you think your
child may have one.
Teach your child to participate in his or her bowel and bladder management
program by removing and replacing clothing, inserting suppositories, and
assembling supplies. Eventually your child will take over these responsibilities.