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A 56-year-old female asked:

i have ic. diet, meds are not working. symptoms are urgency, frequency, burning in the urethral area. uro wants to start botox. is it safe?

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Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 40 years experience
Not indicated: Botox will most likely not help ic are you on elmiron, (pentosan) prosed, or DMSO yet. Cystoscopy and hydrodistention may help think about a second opinion.

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