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Symptoms of Spina Bifida Disease

Spina Bifida, a genetic condition, leads to various symptoms like bladder issues and paralysis, requiring lifelong care. Health insurance helps manage expenses.

  • 20 Feb 2024
  • 2 min read

Spina Bifida is a genetic disease. It happens when a developing baby is in the womb, and the spinal cord fails to develop or close properly. It is commonly known as a split spine.


What are the symptoms of Spina Bifida Disease?

This is one of the most common central nervous system birth effect in India. Spina Bifida clinical features can be observed in various forms. It has a spinal cord and spinal nerves exposed through the opening in the back.

Some of the common symptoms of Spina Bifida are as follows:

  • Bladder and bowel issues (incontinence)
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Weakness and sensation loss underneath the defect
  • Inability to move the lower legs or paralysis and other cognitive impairments
  • Orthopaedic malformations like clubfoot or problems of the knees or hips

Besides various social and emotional challenges and lifelong life issues, Spina Bifida manifestations can result in weakness or leg paralysis, bowel incontinence and urinary incontinence.



Spina Bifida is a common disease, and it requires intensive care and lifelong medical attention. Purchasing health insurance policy is always advisable to avoid any unforeseen expenses.


Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog is for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult your general physician or another certified medical professional for any questions regarding a medical condition. Relying on any information provided in this blog is solely at your own risk, and ICICI Lombard is not responsible for any effects or consequences resulting from the use of the information shared.

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