What are the symptoms of diabetic cystopathy?

Updated: Dec 06, 2018
  • Author: Bradley C Gill, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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The first symptoms of diabetic cystopathy are loss of sensation of bladder filling followed by loss of motor function. Classic urodynamic findings associated with this condition are elevated residual urine level, decreased bladder sensation, impaired detrusor contractility, and, eventually, detrusor areflexia. Paradoxically, detrusor hyperactivity with impaired contractile function (DHIC) also has been observed. Treatment of diabetic cystopathy is CIC, long-term indwelling catheterization, or urinary diversion.


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