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A 31-year-old member asked:

why would my doctor suggest getting botox for an abductor contracture?

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Craig Morton
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 18 years experience
Improve contracture?: Actually Botox is indicated for muscle spasticity. If the spasticity persists for a long period of time then a contracture can develop. After this happens Botox is less likely to help, but may be an option prior to surgical release.
Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
Pain Management 20 years experience
Relaxation: Botox can help the muscle relax if they are contracted. It can be an effective treatment.
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Botox: Paralyzes muscles locally. A muscle contracture needs to be relaxed to improve it. Botox works well in this situation.

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Is it safe to do botox while pregnant?

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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Please Don't: Although it has not been studied specifically in humans, it is not recommended to get Botox treatments while pregnant or breast feeding. The little one comes first! hope you have a great pregnancy!
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A 40-year-old member asked:

Is it ok to get botox if you are on blood thinning medication?

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Dr. H. william Song
aesthetic Medicine 29 years experience
Yes, bruising likely: Bruising is always a risk with any injections, but if you are on a blood thinner, you are much more likely to bruise. Botox is no exception. Typically, the bruising that could occur with Botox injections are small dots of bruising at the injection site. If you are on blood thinners such as warfarin, Plavix (clopidogrel) or aspirin, you may develop a larger bruise and even a black eye. Bruises usually resolve.
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Phlebology 27 years experience
I have treated many patients through the years while they are on blood thinners with minimal problems other than bruising. I do try to ice the area for a few minutes prior to injection in these patients.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

Can botox really help with cystitis?

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Dr. Jay Park
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May: Some women did repond favorably to this currently unapproved treatment (fda has not approved the use of Botox for interstitial cystitis). Be aware of significant side effects as well.
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A 26-year-old female asked:

Will getting botox reduce sensation in my face?

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Dr. Andre Berger
Cosmetic Surgery 40 years experience
No: Botox relaxes the contraction of muscles by blocking motor nerve impulses only. It does not affect sensory nerves in any way, so while there is a minimal risk of some side effects, loss of facial sensitivity is not one of them.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Is botox working for migraines?

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Dr. Bob Ourian
Dermatology 26 years experience
Yes: Yes, Botox is an fda approved medication for treatment of migraine headaches. Like every medication, some people may not respond to Botox treatments and may need another form of treatment. In addition, Botox works to prevent headaches but has little effect on an acute onset.

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