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A 20-year-old female asked:

What is bladder botox? how does it work? and help with interstitual cystitis? my dr mentioned it but didnt explain

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Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Muscles.: It works by inhibiting the nerve impulses going to your bladder, that are causing spasms your bladder.your bladder thus and the symptoms go away.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
If all else fails...: Botox for interstitial cystitis or painful bladder is considered when standard treatments have failed. Botulinum toxin paralyzes muscles, but (surprising to me) there is evidence it may also have some effect on sensory nerves as well. The problem is that if the bladder is paralyzed enough to cause inability to urinate, it will be necessary to self-catheterize until the toxin wears off (months).
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

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