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Can botox really help with cystitis?

Can botox really help with cystitis?

Not directly: Not if u have normal bladder function, there is no reason why it should and would be contraindicated. Botox is injected via a cystoscope which like Botox itself is not advisable in presence of cystitis. It can might help patients with neurogenic bladder dysfunction to facilitate bladder emptying and thus risk of utis or speed up recovery after a uti. ...Read more

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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


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What is bladder botox? How does it work? And help with interstitual cystitis? My dr mentioned it but didnt explain

What is bladder botox? How does it work? And help with interstitual cystitis? My dr mentioned it but didnt explain

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. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have botox for interstitial cystitis?

Is it safe to have botox for interstitial cystitis?

Botox is not a: Common treatment for ic. You and your urologist or urogyn should make sure you have tried most other more typical ic treatments before resorting to botox. ...Read more

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Can interstitial cystitis symptoms be worsened by fibromyalgia? I was going to get botox treatment, but can't, any ideas to help other than diet

Can interstitial cystitis symptoms be worsened by fibromyalgia? I was going to get botox treatment, but can't, any ideas to help other than diet

Yes; associated: ? If Fibromyalgia, FM, worsens Interstitial Cystitis, IC. Urinary frequency & urgency, aka IC, common symptoms of FM, wherein pelvic girdle sacroiliac joint subluxation impinges overlying presacral neural plexus/parasympathetic nerves responsible for urinary bladder smooth muscle contraction & bladder evacuation. Rational therapy of IC includes pelvic girdle stabilization via Prolotherapy/fusion. ...Read more

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I have interstitial cystitis..having bladder botox with a cystocopy..Will I be in pain after surgery?Why am I being put to sleep?What should I expect?

I have interstitial cystitis..having bladder botox with a cystocopy..Will I be in pain after surgery?Why am I being put to sleep?What should I expect?

All good questions: You have all good questions that your surgeon should be answering PRIOR to scheduling the cystoscopy. Get answers from the surgeon BEFORE you have the procedure if necessary have a pre procedure consultation prior to signing an consent. ...Read more

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Can drinking cranberry juice really help with cystitis irritation?

Can drinking cranberry juice really help with cystitis irritation?

No: Can make cystitis irritation worse. Cranberry juice is only of use in preventing cystitis as it interferes with bacteria adhering to bladder lining. Acidity of cranberry juice can be quite irritating to the bladder. ...Read more

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Does cystitis ever really go awa?

Does cystitis ever really go awa?

AwayWithYouStinkPee!: In rare instances, the body fights it off. Otherwise you need an antibiotic. You could try the Health Store methods, but good luck. OK,so, it can and probably will come back if the conditions that provoked it are not changed. Like tight nylon undies, sitting too long, wiping back to front, stress, sex, chemicals (soaps, cleansers, etc) excess dryness, structural changes, etc. Or something else.... ...Read more

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I'm on meds but i really think its more serious i think its hemorrhagic cystitis because of my symptoms , can this be treated?

I'm on meds but i really think its more serious i think its hemorrhagic cystitis because of my symptoms , can this be treated?

Meds for what?: Hemorrhagic cystitis can be due to either bacterial or viral infection of bladder. Some utis are associated with blood in urine ; usually not serious. Blood in urine (hematuria) can be a side effect of medication. However, without UTI needs to be investigated to rule out malignancy. Hemorrhagic cystitis responds to appropriate antibiotics just like non-hemorrhagic cystitis ; thus not very serious. ...Read more

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What the heck is interstitial cystitis really?

What the heck is interstitial cystitis really?

IC: It is a condition in the bladder that causes a variety of bladder, urinary symptoms, usually associated with, freq, urgency, pain....No classic test for ic, is a diagnosis of exclusion....Some refer to it as fibromyalgia of the bladder....Not a medical term though.... ...Read more

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Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Injection (Definition)

Botox is a medicine that causes muscles to relax. It is commonly used to improve the appearance of deep facial lines or wrinkles between the eyebrows. It is also used to relieve migraine, and in certain conditions that involve muscle spasm. ...Read more