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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the outlook for a baby born with this condition?

Children with exstrophy grow up to be robust people. They have a normal life expectancy. They can often participate in normal activities without restrictions.

Are there other health problems linked to bladder exstrophy?

Yes. These may include:

Patients often walk with a "waddle" gait, where the legs are pointed out. This gets better with age. Bowel function and control are normal.