What are the symptoms of Spina Bifida?
Your child’s symptoms will depend on how severe the defect is. Most children with the mild form of spina bifida don’t have any problems from it.
In many cases, children with meningocele don’t have any symptoms.
Children with the most severe form of spina bifida often have spine and brain issues that cause serious problems.
They may have:
Little or no feeling in their legs, feet, or arms, so they may not be able to move those parts of the body.
Bladder or bowel problems, such as leaking urine or having a hard time passing stools.
Fluid buildup in the brain (hydrocephalus). Even when it is treated, this may cause seizures, learning problems, or vision problems.
A curve in their spine, such as scoliosis.